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Release 5 to the 3G Rescue
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/11/2003

Unstrung Insider identifies what’s hot on the UMTS standards roadmap

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?

Opto Speed Splinters
News Analysis | 9/11/2003

Not one, but three new companies may grow from the compost of the bankrupt Swiss components maker

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

VC to Startups: Pare Down, Team Up
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/10/2003

Big partners and efficient spending are the path to success for startups, says Interwest's John Adler

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

Cloud Prepares to Reign
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/9/2003

Hotspot initiative preps for further thousand-site deals

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?

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

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

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

AboveNet Rises From MFN Ashes
News Analysis | 9/8/2003

Metromedia Fiber Network emerges from Chapter 11 with new name, new cash, new customers

NFOEC: Smile!
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/8/2003

Venture capitalist Drew Lanza tells NFOEC crowd to perk up and wire the world

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

Foundry Pitches Wireless Switch
News Analysis | 9/8/2003

Fixed vendor pushes software upgrade in wireless LAN switch battle

WLAN Gets Small
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/8/2003

Broadcom and Philips boast of ultra-low-power chips that could put 802.11 in smart phones, iPods, wherever

Foundry Makes Its Switch Pitch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/8/2003

Fixed vendor pushes software upgrade in wireless LAN switch battle

WorldCom Presents Revival Plan
News Analysis | 9/8/2003

Carrier's reorganization goes before the court today as legal issues bedevil the management team

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

All-Optical Still Kicking
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/5/2003

Calient and Polatis say the all-optical switch still has legs; meanwhile, Corning closes IntelliSense

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

Rocky Start for New Sorrento
News Analysis | 9/5/2003

Newly restructured Sorrento seeks a revenue boost from acquired LuxN after reporting a sales shortfall

Easynet: Sales Up, Marconi Out
News Analysis | 9/4/2003

As broadband service provider ramps up revenues, Marconi offloads its 40% stake to pay off some debt

Security Sales Stall
News Analysis | 9/4/2003

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

Trapeze's Rebalancing Act
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/4/2003

Switch startup cans 8 employees to bring more sales jockeys on board - but keeps the naked guy UPDATED 6:06:06PM

3G Bodies: Angels or Devils?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/4/2003

Unstrung Insider labels 3GPP organizations 'two-headed beasts.' The public agrees.

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

Calient Shuffles to Subsystems
News Analysis | 9/3/2003

One of the last all-optical switchmakers carves out a subsystem to sell for customized applications

Laurel Dates Dacom
News Analysis | 9/3/2003

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

Skype Me? Skype You!
News Analysis | 9/3/2003

KaZaA founder launches Skype, a free Internet-telephony-enabling software. Will it take off?

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

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

Startups Battle for Scraps?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/3/2003

Alternative infrastructure startups could be left with slim pickings in contract battle with big boys

Hello, I Must Be Going!
Column | 9/3/2003

Hello! I must be going!
I cannot stay, I came to say,
I must be going... – Scott Clavenna

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

Headlong Into Heavy Reading
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/3/2003

We debut our new research service with the largest analytical survey of MSPPs ever undertaken

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

IBM Sells Off Search Engines
News Analysis | 9/2/2003

Big Blue drops its search-engine ambitions, selling its only two chip designs to IDT

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

FT Wants More Orange
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/1/2003

France Telecom has its eyes on a healthier slice of the Orange 'cash cow'

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?

WorldCom Handed Rules and Writ
News Analysis | 9/1/2003

Our weekly WorldCom wrap sees the carrier accept 78 corporate rules and face charges in Oklahoma

Netgear Shifts Up for VOIP
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/1/2003

Wireless LAN vendor looks to tempt small enterprise customers with VOIP enhancements to its access points

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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