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Vivace Livens Up the Edge
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/20/2002

Startup's huge, honking IP service edge switches are ready for display at Supercomm

P-Cube Nabs a $35M Series C
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/20/2002

IP services startup gets more dough for its network devices, which it plans to show off at Supercomm

2.5G Carriers Look to Optimize Assets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/20/2002

Startups offer the wireless equivalent of a push-up bra for 2.5G networks

Ringo Stars at Pluris -- For Now
News Analysis | 5/17/2002

Cynthia Ringo, a former VC and ex-CEO of CopperCom, has taken the helm at Pluris -- temporarily

Lucent Pulls LambdaManager
News Analysis | 5/17/2002

Vendor says it doesn't see the market for a high-end OEO grooming switches at this time UPDATED 5/20 10:30 AM

Big Bear Promises Picnic
News Analysis | 5/17/2002

Startup says carriers will have a field day with its signal conditioning technology

Qwest Blows Hot and Cold on Startups
News Analysis | 5/17/2002

Qwest's networking division has another engineering shakeup, raising hopes it will buy from startups again

White Rock Gets Coarse
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/17/2002

White Rock joins the CWDM crowd with an eight-port device

NTT Adds WLAN to FOMA
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/17/2002

Predictably, NTT DoCoMo is first major carrier to put WLAN chips in 3G devices

WLAN vs 3G: A CEO Writes
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/17/2002

WLAN hotspots could take a tasty chunk out of 3G revenues, according to the CEO of Columbitech

Is Ericsson Exiting Optical?
News Analysis | 5/16/2002

Whispers from Europe say Ericsson may swap its DWDM products in favor of Marconi's UPDATED 5/17 10:30 AM

Corvis Loses Sales VP; Gains President
News Analysis | 5/16/2002

Corvis's sales VP is out; former Dorsal CEO becomes president as the merger becomes official

Cogent Conundrum Continues
News Analysis | 5/16/2002

The latest financials appear to show progress. Can Cogent prove the skeptics wrong?

British Telecom on the Mend
News Analysis | 5/16/2002

The UK operator may soon regain a single A debt rating - more than can be said for its continental counterparts

Is Xenpak Past It?
News Analysis | 5/16/2002

Two new multisource agreements threaten to eat away the market for Xenpak optical transceivers, says RHK

Solution for the Fiber Glut: Turn It Off?
News Analysis | 5/16/2002

The industry is heading toward fewer carriers and possibly fewer networks to ease the capacity glut

LG Electronics Arms CDMA Insurgents
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/16/2002

South Korean CDMA specialist sets out to the help the little guys battle AT&T, Sprint, & Verizon

Fujitsu's Martin Joins Cisco
News Analysis | 5/15/2002

The executive credited with making Fujitsu a market leader in Sonet equipment has been lured away by Cisco

KPNQwest Ready to Kick the Bucket?
News Analysis | 5/15/2002

KPNQwest announced today that both its debt and its equity securities may be worthless. Bankruptcy could be looming

WorldCom Unveils Metro Ethernet
News Analysis | 5/15/2002

The carrier's banking on Ethernet as its next big business connectivity service. Are hopes too high?

Oops! JDSU Writes Off Again
News Analysis | 5/15/2002

JDSU writes off another $100M for the sinking shares of Nortel it received when it sold its Zurich plant

Supremes Rule for Competitive Carriers
News Analysis | 5/15/2002

The US Supreme Court has upheld the FCC pricing method for unbundled services -- a victory for competitive carriers

NetScreen: Swede Talking?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/15/2002

The security supplier says its deal with Ericsson will give it an inside track to carrier markets

Redback's Edge Router Redux
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/14/2002

Redback says it's improved its edge router for service providers -- and it has more trash talk for Cisco

Pluris Hangs On
News Analysis | 5/14/2002

Along with other aging, well-funded core routing startups, Pluris is white-knuckling it these days, as layoffs show

Work Poll: Salaries Are Slumping
News Analysis | 5/14/2002

How much is in your wallet? Not as much as before, according to Light Reading's latest work poll

Nortel Cozies Up to Brocade
News Analysis | 5/14/2002

Nortel gets optical with Brocade, soon after Cisco and Brocade break up. Coincidence?

Bandwidth9 Behind Schedule?
News Analysis | 5/14/2002

Significant layoffs could be a sign that all is not well at the tunable laser startup

MobilCom Losses Spiral
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/14/2002

German operator 'would face bankuptcy if not supported by France Telecom' says analyst

Metro Ethernet Forum Pipes Up
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/13/2002

This group's pushing hard for non-RPR Ethernet in carrier networks. Can it work? UPDATED 5/14 1:30 PM

Cisco's Got a Terabit Router Too
News Analysis | 5/13/2002

Cisco is prepping a set of core routers that go to terabits (in theory) -- but they can't be tied together

Cisco Makes Multiservice Move
News Analysis | 5/13/2002

Announces products, big and small, plus customers in Italy... and Alaska!

Fujitsu Delves Into Metro DWDM
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/13/2002

Fujitsu broadens its product lineup with two new metro DWDM boxes from its ADVA agreement

MultiMedia Messaging Will Be Slow to Grow, Says Report
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/13/2002

It'll generate huge revenues in the long term, but it isn't going to drive demand for GPRS networks anytime soon, says Ovum

Force10 Shows Off 10-GigE Switch
News Analysis | 5/10/2002

Force10's getting ready to ship a 10-Gig Ethernet switch, which it demonstrated at N+I this week

Cisco's Russo Resigns
News Analysis | 5/10/2002

Carl Russo, once head of Cisco's optical networking group, has left the company

WorldCom's Junk Status Fuels Fears
News Analysis | 5/10/2002

Three rating agencies reduce ratings on WorldCom's debt, as the carrier mulls $1B capex cut UPDATED 5/13 11AM

Cisco Adds CWDM to Switches
News Analysis | 5/10/2002

Cisco looks to breathe new life into switching and routing product lines with optical enhancements like CWDM

Commentary: Why 2.5G Plus WLAN Doesn't Equal 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/10/2002

The Little WLAN That Couldn't

VC Activity Continues to Crawl
News Analysis | 5/9/2002

Investments into and out of VC funds were the lowest in years during 1Q02 UPDATED 05/09/02 5:30 PM

Bubble Won't Reinflate, Poll Says
News Analysis | 5/9/2002

And only half the industry players will still be around in 2010, according to the latest Light Reading survey

Valo Vows Infinite Access
News Analysis | 5/9/2002

Stealthy startup's planning an access system that will 'never' run out of bandwidth

Ethernet Frame Relay
Column | 5/9/2002

Ethernet Frame Relay – Scott Clavenna

Service Providers Jump on VPNs
News Analysis | 5/9/2002

Sprint, SBC, and Verio announce VPN services at N+I, and equipment providers rush to congratulate themselves

Alidian Networks: Lost and Found!
News Analysis | 5/9/2002

A move brought down their Website and phones, but management's suddenly reappeared to say "all's well" UPDATED 4PM

Nokia Throws Its Cap Into the Ring
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/9/2002

Picks a fight with Qualcomm by calling for a limit on royalty payments for the use of 3G patents

LR Index Roars Back
News Analysis | 5/8/2002

After Cisco's cheery earnings report, battered equipment stocks ratchet up gains UPDATED 5PM ET

Cisco's Chambers Glows at N+I
News Analysis | 5/8/2002

Cisco CEO John Chambers presents his company as a poster child of economic success after its earnings spark optimism

Is It Too Late to Rescue WorldCom?
News Analysis | 5/8/2002

As WorldCom's stock languishes near $2, the market forsees disaster. How bad is it?

Third-Time Lucky for Fast-Chip?
News Analysis | 5/8/2002

The startup is taking another crack at convincing the world that its PolicyEdge chip is a genuine network processor

Agere Fat Cat Boards MegaSense
News Analysis | 5/8/2002

A former Agere exec on a juicy retirement package joins forces with startup MegaSense. Does that make Agere happy?

When Will WLAN Get Its Wings?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/8/2002

The technology to enable wireless Internet access on planes is on the runway. When will it be cleared for takeoff?

Cisco Tops Expectations
News Analysis | 5/7/2002

Profits higher than expected, but CEO John Chambers still won't call the bottom

What's Eating Juniper's Stock?
News Analysis | 5/7/2002

Its shares hit an all-time low as rumors, rivals, and customer woes drive it into single digits UPDATED 05/08, 10:33 AM

Axiowave on Track for More Funding
News Analysis | 5/7/2002

Mukesh Chatter's stealthy startup has raised $37M, but the company says it will close $45M

Guarding the Gigabits
News Analysis | 5/7/2002

Intrusion detection and anti-virus applications are showing up on security appliances with gigabit capacity

SMS in the U.S. -- All Upside?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/7/2002

It's official -- SMS means more revenue. Why didn't the U.S. Carriers think of this earlier?

Motorola Deal Plugs In Turin
News Analysis | 5/6/2002

Through its reseller arrangement with Motorola, startup Turin takes a bold step into the cable equipment market

Ex-Employees Take Aim at Accordion
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/6/2002

The access startup's desperate fight for survival took an unforeseen toll on its human resources

NetVmg Adds VPN Support
News Analysis | 5/6/2002

NetVmg opens itself up to a new market and further validates the idea of route optimization

Competitive Carriers Lash Out at FCC
News Analysis | 5/6/2002

Frustration builds as competitive carriers and incumbents lock horns over broadband access regulation

Any Color as Long as It’s Optical!
News Analysis | 5/6/2002

France Telecom creates new wonderwear that's geekier than Gap, smarter than you!

France Telecom Plans Wireless Wonderwear
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/6/2002

Gallic charm meets Times Square with France Telecom's multimedia wonderwear.

US to China: Do You Copy?
News Analysis | 5/3/2002

Chinese companies may be reverse engineering low-end optical components and selling them cheap

OnFiber Scoops Up Sphera for $2.3M
News Analysis | 5/3/2002

As Universal Access bows out, OnFiber buys Sphera's multimillion-dollar network for a mere $2.3M

Tropic Re-Emerges
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/3/2002

Has it been hibernating? Retrenching? Whatever it is, the metro startup's ready to show its wares publicly

Centerpoint Lays Off and Spins Out
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/3/2002

Embattled startup has slashed its headcount and is spinning off its wireless business

Report: Sprint Positioned Best in U.S.
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/3/2002

Sprint has technology & marketing edge according to the Wireless Oracle report on how U.S carriers are preparing for 3G

Cisco Prepping Monster IOS Upgrade
News Analysis | 5/2/2002

Company plans to announce huge upgrade to IOS software in the next couple of weeks; touts network resiliency

MRV Gets Another Margalit
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/2/2002

Zaffire founder Near Margalit goes to MRV, where his father is boss, to help the company reorganize itself

Juniper Scoping Out Unisphere?
News Analysis | 5/2/2002

Sources say Juniper is now eyeing Unisphere; in the meantime, Unisphere spins out its voice business

Canada Bankrolls Provisioning Project
News Analysis | 5/2/2002

The latest version of Canada's key research network could boost commercial deployment as well

Symbol Talks Up Voice Over 802.11
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/2/2002

WLAN VOIP is a go for industry, but could it hit the hotspots?

Movaz Scores $60M More
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/1/2002

CEO Bijan Khosravi says this round will help bring the startup to breakeven next year

Fiber Cut Cripples Midtown Manhattan
News Analysis | 5/1/2002

Thousands go without service after Verizon loses a fiber optic cable serving 15,000 phone lines

Cisco Goes Spin-Crazy
News Analysis | 5/1/2002

Cisco buys two previously mysterious spin-ins to help revive its cable/broadband and Internet switching products

Sycamore Mulling More Cuts?
News Analysis | 5/1/2002

After Sycamore's earnings warning on Tuesday, layoff rumors sprout while speculation talk simmers

Who's Ahead in DWDM?
News Analysis | 5/1/2002

Ciena's leading the market in long-haul DWDM, but it's a leaner market with smaller prospects, says IDC

Galian Sets Sail
News Analysis | 5/1/2002

Startup is banking on photonic crystals giving it a breakthrough in integrated optical components

RIM – Soon The Database On Your Hip?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/1/2002

RIM has extended enterprise strategy and carrier partnerships.

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