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Sybase Snaps Up AvantGo
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/20/2002

Mobile database market leader spends $38M on AvantGo for its rendering, synching, and application capabilities

Picolight Site Hacked
News Analysis | 12/20/2002

Components Website was briefly switched with goofy graphic

Finns Claim Fiber Advance
News Analysis | 12/20/2002

Startup Liekki claims its fiber-making technique could significantly lower the cost of making EDFAs

Navini's Mobility Move
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/19/2002

Like its mobile broadband rivals, Navini plans to stuff its desktop wireless technology into a PC card early next year

Alcatel Redefines Itself
News Analysis | 12/19/2002

While employees march in protest, the company hopes 'realignment' will bring it to fighting weight

Riverstone Slapped in Face of Good News
News Analysis | 12/19/2002

Riverstone reported sequential growth on its earnings call last night. So why's its stock down 27%?

Why Did BT Bring In Bross?
News Analysis | 12/19/2002

BT's decision to hire former Williams exec Matt Bross as its new CTO has some observers scratching their heads

Orange in Swedish U-Turn
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/19/2002

To withdraw due to market pressures

Philips Buys 802.11 Startup
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/19/2002

Dutch giant acquires WLAN chipset specialist to further its plans for high-speed 802.11 in the home and office

TeraXion Scoops Up Phaethon Assets
News Analysis | 12/19/2002

A little bit of consolidation comes to the dispersion compensation market

KPN Mobile's Xmas Cheer
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/19/2002

Claws back cash in Germany and reaches latest i-Mode milestone

Sprint Spurns MPLS for Global VPNs
News Analysis | 12/19/2002

Sprint's expanding its IP VPN service offering in Europe and Asia, but MPLS isn't part of the plan

VOIP: Big Promise, Big Wait
News Analysis | 12/19/2002

VOIP ports won't outnumber TDM ports in carrier networks until 2007, according to Optical Oracle

Is a Bubble Building in Asia?
News Analysis | 12/19/2002

Rumors of pricing pressure and fiber glut float westward. Need we fear yet another regional telecom downturn? UPDATED 10AM

Movaz: Go Away, We're Fine
News Analysis | 12/18/2002

CEO says company has plenty of cash and denies rumors that it will partner with or be bought by Lucent

So Tough at the Top
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/18/2002

Gent bowing out from Vodafone's helm

Barsema to Leave Onetta
News Analysis | 12/18/2002

Onetta's Dennis Barsema plans to hand over his CEO title after the first of the year

Interoute's Back From the Dead
News Analysis | 12/18/2002

Quick settlement with Alcatel brings the Euro carrier back tanned, rested, and debt-free

Elata Makes Iberian Inroads
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/18/2002

Telefonica rival Amena deploys service management system for its imminent personalized services campaign

Who Knew? Big Carriers Like RPR
News Analysis | 12/18/2002

Nortel's big win at AT&T shows that Resilient Packet Ring technology is still popular with some large carriers

The Post-Chapter 11 Hangover
News Analysis | 12/18/2002

As carriers like Global Crossing emerge from bankruptcy, the stage is set for another round of price competition

IPWireless Walks New Zealand
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/18/2002

IPWireless gets its biggest commercial rollout yet in the land of 'The Lord of the Rings'

Cisco and SBC: What's the Big Deal?
News Analysis | 12/17/2002

Today's Cisco/SBC announcement sounds grand for Cisco, but maybe that's not the key focus

White Rock Mines $42M
News Analysis | 12/17/2002

Sonet startup closes a fourth funding round, which may take it to breakeven late next year

LightConnect Sticks to Long Haul
News Analysis | 12/17/2002

Standing its ground in a lean market, the startup gets some encouragement from a win with China's ZTE

Nouveau CEO for Tahoe?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/17/2002

Sources tell Unstrung that ex-Redback head Dennis Barsema is the new -- albeit temporary -- big cheese at Tahoe

Ondax Celebrates First Order
News Analysis | 12/17/2002

Startup gets six-figure purchase agreement for its tunable filters

Euro Edge Creeps Closer
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/17/2002

Nokia names the countries it has delivered EDGE equipment to and says commercial software for the infrastructure is imminent

C&W, Tellium Rework Contract
News Analysis | 12/17/2002

$350M deal gets amended as an 'undisclosed' sum with no further obligations to Cable & Wireless after 2Q03

Touch America Touches Tellabs
News Analysis | 12/17/2002

Tellabs reveals the second customer for its 6400 metro transport box

Forums Double-Team to Push Specs
News Analysis | 12/17/2002

The Metro Ethernet Forum and the MPLS Forum collaborate for adoption of common-interest specs. Should you care?

Intel & iPass Connect
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/16/2002

Intel taps iPass for connectivity client for new mobile processor

Flarion Doubles Down in Korea
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/16/2002

Flarion has another trial in South Korea, this time with a view to extending Hanaro's Telecom's wired broadband system

EZchip Lands $13M and More
News Analysis | 12/16/2002

The network processor startup is shipping chips in volume and hopes for profitability by 2004

Marconi Heads for Spring Relaunch
News Analysis | 12/16/2002

Revamps deal with bank and bondholders, appoints new board members, announces reduced losses

Much Ado About Hutch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/16/2002

Confirms use of radical Russian tech and talks about promos

Europe Needs Spectrum Advice
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/16/2002

European Commissioner seeks adoption of independent bodies to advise national governments, says UK participant

Headcount: Mississippi Spurning
News Analysis | 12/16/2002

Alvesta is sold, C Speed dissolves, Corona calls back (sort of), and Capellas won't budge

Keith McCaw Found Dead
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/16/2002

One of the brothers that helped to build a cellular empire was found dead at his Seattle mansion on Sunday morning

Covad Bundles Voice and Data
News Analysis | 12/16/2002

It's offering voice and data services in one DSL package, but is it enough to lure customers from larger carriers?

Meriton Grabs Another $17M
News Analysis | 12/16/2002

Lands $17M in new funding, and others in the segment have news too. But is the future really bright?

DigiLens Lands Mitsubishi Contract
News Analysis | 12/16/2002

The startup taps potential in Japan as it sorts out one last funding round

EDS's $4.5B Optical Bandwagon
News Analysis | 12/13/2002

The big outsourcer's deal with Bank of America has a lot to do with optical networking

Marconi's First Softswitch Sale
News Analysis | 12/13/2002

Enters the softswitch market with its first sale to the incumbent carrier on the tiny British island of Jersey

Nokia Denies Early Videophone Launch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/13/2002

Not before 2003, says vendor's cameraphone boss

Europe Gets the Picture
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/13/2002

Picture messaging services are everywhere, but interoperability agreements are only just appearing

Lightwave Microsystems Reincarnated?
News Analysis | 12/13/2002

It will get a new name and new investors, but otherwise carry on as before, say sources

European VPNs Ramp Up
News Analysis | 12/13/2002

Europe will see sizeable growth in IP VPN service revenues in the next three years, but caveats abound

The Vertu Vanishes
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/13/2002

Surprise, surprise! $20,000 mobile status symbol gets noticed by the wrong sort of people

CDMA's Blue Secret
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/13/2002

Sprint and Verizon ain't saying when we'll see Bluetooth in their phones. We reckon sometime in 03...

Sorrento Restructures, Trims Losses
News Analysis | 12/12/2002

Sorrento's long fight with its preferred shareholders and bondholders is one step closer to being over

Sprint Guidance: Good to Go?
News Analysis | 12/12/2002

Sprint has improved its guidance for 2002 and 2003, but analysts doubt a telecom recovery is imminent

Verizon's EV-DOn't
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/12/2002

Successful trials haven't convinced Verizon to gamble on data-only

Mindspeed Switch Fabric Lives On
News Analysis | 12/12/2002

A win with NEC is giving a boost to Mindspeed's 18-month-old iScale

Pogo Bounces Back to Life
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/12/2002

Former Microsoft man takes Pogo from device sales to pure licensing model

Nortel’s Quarter Perking Up?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/12/2002

Sales in wireless gear may yet rescue Nortel's quarter, as investors bid up stock and bonds

Nortel’s Quarter Perking Up?
News Analysis | 12/12/2002

Sales in wireless gear may yet rescue Nortel's quarter, as investors bid up stock and bonds

Ciena Improves Outlook
News Analysis | 12/12/2002

Ciena finally increases revenue and beats the estimates -- but is it enough?

Lightspeed Gets Big Carrier Turnout
News Analysis | 12/12/2002

More than 90 service provider VIPs were among the 282 attendees at last week's conference in London

Nortel Adds Another Enterprise Chief
News Analysis | 12/12/2002

Another leader takes over Nortel's enterprise business unit UPDATED 1PM

Bluetooth Stateside?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/11/2002

It's happening, but not over here -- we take a look at what's holding up the adoption of Bluetooth in the US

Nokia Stock Rot
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/11/2002

But analysts say it's an overreaction

Lucent's SBC Win: Confusing News
News Analysis | 12/11/2002

What's really new here, and what's it mean for Lucent's product strategy?

Intel Invests in Optical Solutions
News Analysis | 12/11/2002

PON equipment vendor closes Series F funding by tacking on another $2M from Intel Capital

WaveSplutter?
News Analysis | 12/11/2002

WaveSplitter has been 'stripped to the bare bones' in an effort to keep it alive, according to its former CEO

Avici's Incredible Shrinking Router
News Analysis | 12/11/2002

Avici chops its router in half -- again. It also adds denser line cards and ships its Nonstop Routing feature

Intel Spinoff Targets XML, Viruses
News Analysis | 12/11/2002

Tarari claims its new controller is the ticket for XML acceleration and virus detection

Littlefeet's First Steps
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/10/2002

Mini-me GSM basestation vendor wants to deploy more of its tiny technology before it links up with the big boys

Marvell's Ethernet Switch Kit
News Analysis | 12/10/2002

Chipmaker Marvell has built just about everything necessary for an Ethernet switch except the logo

Report: Colocation Comeback?
News Analysis | 12/10/2002

A new Frost & Sullivan report claims colocation is not dying after all -- in Europe at least

Charter Starts Restructuring
News Analysis | 12/10/2002

Heads will roll, budgets will shrink, and customer service should improve, Charter CEO says

Juniper Sells T- Router in China
News Analysis | 12/10/2002

China Telecom has deployed its T320 core router, but analysts differ on the deal's importance

Tahoe Trials With Finns
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/10/2002

Names GPRS operator Radiolinja as one of five from the GSM world trialing its next-gen wireless router

Japan's Oki Gets in the Groove
News Analysis | 12/10/2002

Says it can halve the cost of optical modules by using lenses that are so tiny they can sit in optical V-grooves

Laurel, Redback Score in Router Test
News Analysis | 12/10/2002

Their edge routers produced blistering MPLS VPN performance in Light Reading's record-breaking test

C&W's Share Price Shrinks
News Analysis | 12/9/2002

Whoops! Potential multibillion-dollar tax liability sneaks up on the company after debt downgrade

Centerpoint's Yard Sale
News Analysis | 12/9/2002

Centerpoint CEO confirms that the company is shutting down and liquidating assets

Padcom Roams Too
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/9/2002

Seems there's more than one way to roam between different networks -- but does it really matter 'til we get the chips?

Headcount: Workplace Weirdness
News Analysis | 12/9/2002

Centerpoint Broadband winds down, Corvis VP steps aside, and Alfalight gets alfa-lighter

Orchestream Goes for Peanuts
News Analysis | 12/9/2002

Erstwhile competitor MetaSolv's offering $12M for Orchestream, the chameleon of IP VPNs. Well, you were warned

Lucent Harbors UMTS Hope
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/9/2002

Restructured vendor moves towards breakeven and remains upbeat about UMTS, despite seeing no revenues yet

Could Components Rebound in 2003?
News Analysis | 12/9/2002

The components market has finally hit bottom and will grow 30% in 2003, according to Strategies Unlimited

AMAT Eyes Optical
News Analysis | 12/9/2002

Applied Materials' venture arm is on the prowl for early-stage startups, even optical ones

Hot Spots: Part Deux
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/6/2002

Does Cometa know just exactly what it can do with all its shiny new wireless LAN hotspots?

Seranoa Hires CEO, Touts Betas
News Analysis | 12/6/2002

Graham Pattison, late of Verilink, says his startup's got a winner despite the ongoing downturn

Former Ebone Chief Resurfaces
News Analysis | 12/6/2002

Euro telecom celeb Duncan Lewis went AWOL on a Lightspeed assignment this week. What's cooking?

Chip Ship Blip
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/6/2002

Qualcomm revises its silicon forecast upwards

Orange Shackled by FT
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/6/2002

Parent puts the major squeeze on mobile group's spending patterns for three years, and Alcatel may feel the pain

DoCoMo's Purse Stays Shut
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/6/2002

Passes up opportunity to retain current stake

Components Standards: Key to Survival
News Analysis | 12/6/2002

Multisource agreements will help the components industry progress, but they are not easy to set up

Broadband Pluses and Minuses
News Analysis | 12/6/2002

More notes -- and photos -- from this week's BroadBandPlus (The Western Show) cable tradeshow

Suing for Revenue?
News Analysis | 12/5/2002

Times are slow, but the lawyers are busy. Nortel claims that Ciena's gear breaks Nortel patents

Rainbow Unveiled
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/5/2002

Intel, IBM, and AT&T have formed a new company, Cometa, pursuing nationwide WLAN data access UPDATED 5:00PM

Russian Roots Inspire Startup
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/5/2002

Wireless backhaul minnow brings Russian space technology to last mile access, says it has the 'fog problem' licked

Corning Woes Continue
News Analysis | 12/5/2002

Corning's taking over $800M in asset charges this quarter, citing component slowdown till 'late 2004'

Startup Renaissance in Cable Market
News Analysis | 12/5/2002

Optinel and Ellacoya are two former telecom startups that have made inroads with cable operators

NEC Gets Nanotubular
News Analysis | 12/5/2002

Japan's NEC takes the lead in the race to develop superfast ICs based on carbon nanotube transistors

Osmine's Startup Cowboys
News Analysis | 12/5/2002

The complexity and cost of Telcordia's Osmine process have generated a market of consultants aiming to help

Broadcom Chips Away at Voice
News Analysis | 12/4/2002

A compact chip and proprietary codec target telephony over DSL and cable

Nortel Romances Roaming
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/4/2002

Will Nortel really offer seamless handoffs between networks? Possibly, but it may take time

Comcast Chief Is Bullish on Broadband
News Analysis | 12/4/2002

While combining two cable giants, Comcast CEO says the company will continue to fund network improvements

CEO Sees Edge for Mobile
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/4/2002

Wireless operators have the chance to get ahead of their fixed relations and steal some business, says net.com chief

Cisco Lands SBC
News Analysis | 12/4/2002

Cisco signs an exclusive deal with SBC for its core IP routers. Will other RBOCs soon follow?

Alcatel's Submarine Prospects Sinking
News Analysis | 12/4/2002

A vanishing submarine cable market is responsible for over 600 layoffs, says vendor

Post-Bubble Arrogance
Column | 12/4/2002

Post-Bubble Arrogance – R. Scott Raynovich

No Oasis in Cable Market
News Analysis | 12/4/2002

Equipment vendors find landmines aplenty as they dance through the cable market

Rainbow on the Horizon?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/3/2002

Intel et al are readying technology announcements around the WLAN project, say sources UPDATED 12/4 12:11 PM

Cisco Shouts Out for Voice
News Analysis | 12/3/2002

Still trying to win telcos' hearts, Cisco launches voice-minded interoperability initiatives

Nortel Expands Metro SDH Line
News Analysis | 12/3/2002

Release of the OPTera Metro 4150 raises questions about the SDH market and key competitors

Lucent Fat Cats Gorge in 2002
News Analysis | 12/3/2002

While thousands of Lucent workers were laid off, top execs reaped million-dollar salaries and even got raises

Positive Outlook for Handsets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/3/2002

Outlook for 2003 looks positive for the handset market, especially for Nokia and Samsung, say Lehman analysts

All Eyes on France
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/3/2002

Crunch week for Orange and SFR?

Juniper Targets Carrier Services
News Analysis | 12/3/2002

Juniper has added some ATM, QOS, and management features, as it rolls out a new marketing plan

Cable Show Changes Its Look
News Analysis | 12/3/2002

The Western Show takes on a broader focus and attracts more broadband companies to a struggling venue

Are Startups Necessary?
Column | 12/3/2002

Are Startups Necessary? – Scott Clavenna

Alcatel Centers on Cost
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/2/2002

Success in 3G networking is all about cost control and a focused strategy, says Alcatel. Contracts would help, too

Casting a 'Stressed Eye' on 10G Tests
News Analysis | 12/2/2002

Circadiant's contribution to an upcoming university test speaks to unique nature of both the tester and the test

Better Days on the Horizon
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/2/2002

...for the US wireless industry, says Morgan Stanley, as it issues a note upgrading its outlook

Agere Brings CMOS to 10-Gig
News Analysis | 12/2/2002

Single-chip, 10-Gbit/s device is the second to be announced, behind AMCC's

Interoute at Dead End?
News Analysis | 12/2/2002

Liquidation at Interoute seems imminent, with the market thumbing its nose at broken carriers

WaveSmith Scores Osmine
News Analysis | 12/2/2002

WaveSmith's the latest vendor to tout Osmine compliance. How important is it, and why?

Wireless Goes Warp Factor II
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/2/2002

Star Trek reaches the wireless frontier

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