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Nortel: No Mercy
News Analysis | 9/30/2002

Nortel wins a new customer and settles its lawsuit with Extreme, but analysts still give it a good slapping

Digital TV: Who'll Tune In?
News Analysis | 9/30/2002

New digital TV gear has led to scattershot deployments. Why aren't the big fish biting?

Overture Raises $15M
News Analysis | 9/30/2002

Edge box maker brings in more funding and adds two new board members

MobilCom, Namedropper
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/30/2002

Troubled German operator puts 3G expansion on ice as it restructures, but it still seeks interested parties for its existing assets

Lumentis Bursts Into 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/30/2002

Swedish startup adds Sonet/SDH to its metro DWDM platform and announces its first customer -- Whampoa's Hi3G

IPWireless Flies the TDD Flag
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/30/2002

IPWireless pushes UMTS in the US, but can it beat the big boys?

Lumentis Bursts Into 3G
News Analysis | 9/30/2002

Swedish startup adds Sonet/SDH to its metro DWDM platform and announces its first customer -- Whampoa's Hi3G

SBC's Fed Up, But So Are Its Critics
News Analysis | 9/27/2002

Regulations are to blame for massive layoffs and capex cuts, SBC says. Analysts say its the bad business model

Two Suppliers Cozy Up to Sprint
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/27/2002

It's a tale of two press releases, with both Sun and Openwave claiming to 'power' the new services from Sprint PCS

CWDM On the Move
News Analysis | 9/27/2002

Coarse WDM is supposed to bust the metro bottleneck. First, it must bust its own ** UPDATED 9/30 1:50 PM **

Startups Prepare for Pitchfest
News Analysis | 9/27/2002

What's it take to get funding in this environment? A group of Texas startups is about to find out

3G Redefined, Finnish Style
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/27/2002

Goalposts are shifted to meet a deadline as Nokia and Sonera get together for a next-gen jamboree

Cisco, QLogic Top Optical Oracle Charts
News Analysis | 9/27/2002

Optical Oracle ranks the companies most likely to prosper in a turnaround: You may be surprised by the results

Juniper Still Working Verizon Deal
News Analysis | 9/27/2002

Edge-routing contract near closure, but it will likely be a lot less than most people expect

What's the Wireless Router Market Worth?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/26/2002

The Wireless Oracle takes on this thorny topic in this month's comprehensive overview of the wireless router market

Nokia: Hurry Up and Wait
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/26/2002

Nokia launches its first dualmode 3G handset with fanfare, then says: 'Now
hang on 'til next year'

Name the Monkey!
Column | 9/26/2002

Name the Monkey and Win Valuable... well... Tolerable Prizes!

Name the Monkey!
News Analysis | 9/26/2002

...and Win Valuable... well... Tolerable Prizes!

Nortel Outlook Worsens
News Analysis | 9/26/2002

Depressing, indeed. Expected, yes. Can Nortel do anything new and interesting to lighten its load?

Coretek Is Closed
News Analysis | 9/26/2002

Another day, another Nortel acquisition bites the dust

Altamar Cans Its Optical Switch
News Analysis | 9/25/2002

Its parent, Ditech, will focus on optical transport subsystems instead

Did Qwest Qwash Morgan's Analysts?
News Analysis | 9/25/2002

A Congressional hearing on Qwest and GlobalX's capacity swaps turns up tussle with Morgan Stanley

Austria Claims Euro 3G First
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/25/2002

Incumbent Mobilkom arms 'friendly users' with singlemode devices to use on the carrier's live UMTS network

Grubman Gets New Suits
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/25/2002

Former Salomon Smith Barney analyst gets hit with another lawsuit after his former firm gets a $5M fine

Grubman Gets Some New Suits
News Analysis | 9/25/2002

Former Salomon Smith Barney analyst gets hit with another lawsuit after his former firm gets a $5M fine

IPAG Bags $4.4M for 40-Gig Chips
News Analysis | 9/25/2002

German startup IPAG gets another €4.5 million to develop high-speed receiver circuits

Metro DWDM: What's Ahead?
News Analysis | 9/25/2002

The latest report in Light Reading's series on metro networks details DWDM's role as a bottom-line booster

Williams Settles With SBC
News Analysis | 9/25/2002

Williams has settled a conflict with customer SBC, but faces other hurdles to emergence from Ch. 11

Hutchison Inches Closer to 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/25/2002

First batch of phones arrives early in month to kickstart 'phased rollout' of 3G in the UK

Sun Always Shines on MID P
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/25/2002

Sun says upgrade to the mobile Java device profile should make handset compatibility issues a thing of the past

Mobile .Net Goes Vertical
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/24/2002

We still wonder what mobile .Net is exactly, but HP has been telling us how it's been using the 'architecture'

Carrier Spending Hopes Dim
News Analysis | 9/24/2002

This quarter's capex will likely yield another sequential dip, and 2003 isn't looking so hot either

Cisco's Learning Experience
News Analysis | 9/24/2002

Cisco-backed carriers aren't too successful, but service provider wins might be worth losing a few million

Siemens Restructures ICN
News Analysis | 9/24/2002

Siemens is consolidating its carrier business, reducing its headcount by 2,300. But is it enough?

Marconi Modifies SDH Stance
News Analysis | 9/24/2002

Last week, it said it was ditching Sonet in favor of SDH. This week, it begs to differ

Palm Has Visions of Sugarplums
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/24/2002

The company is hoping the holiday season and new product revisions will yank it out of the doldrums

Orange Boss Pleads for Peace
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/24/2002

Orange CEO says wireless industry players must 'cooperate, collaborate, and compromise' to further the common cause

Cisco-Backed Cambrian Is Bankrupt
News Analysis | 9/23/2002

Startup carrier files for Chapter 11 protection; owes Cisco nearly $69 million

CoSine Sells VPN Combo to China Netcom
News Analysis | 9/23/2002

CoSine looks to market itself as a box that slices VPNs and dices MPLS, while tossing in a bit of IPsec

Qwest's Amazing Shrinking Revenues
News Analysis | 9/23/2002

Will restate at least $950M in revenues related to capacity swaps: Only the beginning, observers say

Poll Shows Divisions Over IPv6
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/23/2002

Poll respondents agree to disagree over that trickiest of wireless topics: Do we need IPv6?

Marconi Adds 'c' to Its OC192
News Analysis | 9/23/2002

Says it's first to offer ATM over OC192c in a multiservice platform. Important? UPDATED 9/24 12:20PM

Agere Unveils 'Universal' Framer
News Analysis | 9/23/2002

Agere's latest chip appears to be first to handle the full range of Sonet data rates, from OC3 to OC192

Modest in Victory
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/23/2002

Ericsson wins GSM kit deal extension with French operator, but deems it too insignificant to mention publicly

Fashion Victim
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/23/2002

Austria forgets that auctioning spectrum to mobile operators is no longer the Zeitgeist

Who Will Pick Up Polaris?
News Analysis | 9/20/2002

Close to a deal with AT&T, Ma Bell wants it to have a big partner. Could it mean M&A with Cisco or Ciena?

Cisco's Fine Young Cannibal
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/20/2002

Cisco's new optical metro switch created some buzz at NFOEC. But it might also replace its own ADMs

Nufern: Independence Is Key
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/20/2002

Nufern is positioning itself as an independent specialty fiber vendor, but is anyone buying?

T-Mobile's Danger Money
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/20/2002

The carrier will bust price barriers with its Sidekick device launch, but will no one think of the ARPUs?

Black Friday: More Layoffs Loom
News Analysis | 9/20/2002

Alcatel, Avici, and Ciena closed the week with dire news. Where's that bottom? UPDATED 3PM

Where Art Thou, 802.11g?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/20/2002

IEEE gets hot under the collar over media reports of 802.11g standard progress: It's early days, says the Institute

Sticks & Stones May Break My Bones…
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/20/2002

Vodafone's chairman throws his toys out of the pram at harsh media treatment of his CEO

Seven Slashes Staff: UPDATED
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/20/2002

Says restructing will help it to focus on existing major customers

Marconi's SDH Blitz Highlights Strategy
News Analysis | 9/19/2002

It's bagged Sonet in favor of SDH, unveiling a slew of products today. Internal changes are afoot as well

WorldCom to Restate $2 Billion More?
News Analysis | 9/19/2002

WorldCom may have found another $2 billion in accounting errors. How much more will it find?

Global Crossing: What, Us Worry?
News Analysis | 9/19/2002

The bankrupt carrier continues to fight its critics and says it's set to exit Chapter 11 and ready to profit

Microsoft's Wireless Home
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/19/2002

Microsoft officially launches WLAN hardware, part of a larger strategy to push software and services for the home

Europe's 3G Fire Sale
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/19/2002

Bargain hunters queuing up in Finland, Vodafone scrapping for control in France, and Hutchison 3G who?

NFOEC in Pictures
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/19/2002

Check out what our camera caught at NFOEC this week

Lucent Dabbles Under $1
News Analysis | 9/19/2002

Lucent's stock continues to trade below $1, marking all-time lows and bringing up the threat of delisting

Motorola: Next Year's Models?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/18/2002

The handset vendor says a major roadmap leak gives an outdated and incomplete picture of its plans for 2003

Resorting to Type
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/18/2002

For execs with air guitar experience, here's the air keyboard

Tellium Execs in Trouble?
News Analysis | 9/18/2002

Scrapping a revised management incentive scheme may leave Tellium's top guns facing financial ruin

Component Closures: Trouble Ahead?
News Analysis | 9/18/2002

Companies like JDSU and Alcatel Optronics keep closing optical component plants: What if demand increases?

Looking for Light at NFOEC
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/18/2002

With the industry in the dumps, vendors and job seekers scan for opportunities at NFOEC

Sony Ericsson Races Santa
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/18/2002

Can it make it for Christmas? Mid-range models rushed to market, says analyst, as P800 delay does little to help Symbian

Oplink Is on the Prowl
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/18/2002

It's looking to acquire startups following the collapse of its planned merger with Avanex

Motorola's Java Harmony
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/17/2002

Motorola wants to create a kinder, gentler J2ME for developers, and that's just part of its renewed Java focus

Photuris Metro Box May Draw $40M
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/17/2002

Is this NJ-based startup Born to Run? It's got a combo DWDM/Sonet ADM system that could leapfrog Ciena, Nortel

Alcatel Optronics to be Slashed
News Analysis | 9/17/2002

A 58% staff cut and two plant selloffs are in the works. What goes, what stays, and will a sale be next?

Levi's Connect and Protect
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/17/2002

Trousers that protect your nads from your AMPS? It's all a bit Docker's pants, we say

Ciena's K2: What Problems?
News Analysis | 9/17/2002

Ciena denies persistent rumors that Cyras's metro box can't cut the mustard and could be canned

Intel Buys Sparkolor's Assets
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/17/2002

The deal, which has yet to be announced, gives Intel thermally-tuned, polymer-enhanced grating technology

US: 3G or Not 3G?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/16/2002

Carriers are getting more pragmatic over the rollout of 3G services, say analysts, as the FCC plots NextWave auction opt-out

Cisco Launches Metro Switch
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/16/2002

Cisco's new optical switch combines optical switching and Sonet for the metro: targeting Ciena's CoreDirector?

Nortel Goes Gig-E With OPTera DX
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/16/2002

Announces Ethernet enhancements and new international customers for its big optical switch

SBC's Beck Is Big on Broadband
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/16/2002

Says we're on the verge of mass broadband deployment -- we just have to get rid of the pesky regulators first

Marconi Gets a Boost
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/16/2002

It's won the first order for its BXR-48000 switch, demonstrating the value of its US operations

WaterCove Picks Low Fruit
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/16/2002

Not a surprise, but a real contract all the same! Orange UK uses its gateway for GPRS/UMTS service creation and delivery

RBOCs Should Stop Whining, Says Report
News Analysis | 9/16/2002

Their claims of unfair pricing don't stand up to the scrutiny of a study by Network Conceptions

See You Later, Modulator
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/16/2002

Startup Essient says it'll make waves with its modulator, but shipments won't start for another year

Europe's Steep Learning Curve
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/16/2002

Can Europe learn from the mistakes made while allocation 3G spectrum? EC officials live in hope

WorldCom Shakes It Up
News Analysis | 9/16/2002

WorldCom's whole management structure is being revamped, according to a leaked internal memo

State Elects to Save MobilCom
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/16/2002

Abandoned by France Telecom, the company gets a financial leg-up from the German government just before a national election

Winnick Subpoenaed
News Analysis | 9/13/2002

A House Committee has called the GlobalX chairman to testify about his company's swap deals with Qwest

ECOC: Back to the Lab?
News Analysis | 9/13/2002

Maybe it's a good thing the investment bankers have moved on to other industries

WLAN Finds Itself
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/13/2002

The latest trend in WLAN: 802.11b systems that, like, know where you're at, man

Bon Voyage to Another CEO
News Analysis | 9/13/2002

Michel Bon departs as debt noose hangs France Telecom's grand fromage; MobilCom left to wither on the vine

Bon Voyage to Another CEO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/13/2002

Michel Bon departs as debt noose hangs France Telecom's grand fromage; MobilCom left to wither on the vine

Nortel Close to Components Sale
News Analysis | 9/13/2002

Scuttlebutt has Nortel about to sell its components division for $50 million -- possibly to Bookham

Lucent Drops Its Bottom
News Analysis | 9/13/2002

Lucent's added its reduced earnings expectations to the dark chorus

Lucent Drops Its Bottom
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/13/2002

Lucent's added its reduced earnings expectations to the dark chorus

Juniper's Bizarre Love Triangle
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/12/2002

Siemens's sale of Unisphere has led Juniper to develop joint GGSNs with competing vendors

AON's Muxing and Morphing
News Analysis | 9/12/2002

AON's just starting out as a system vendor, but its future may hold something else

Watch for the Grid
Column | 9/12/2002

Watch for the Grid – Scott Clavenna

Europe Faces Stagnant ARPUs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/12/2002

Euro carriers ask, Does this network make our ARPU look big? A new report from France's Idate answers: Er, nope

Entrisphere Nabs Siemens Exec
News Analysis | 9/12/2002

New access equipment startup raises $33M and gets a new CEO, former Siemens exec Mark Floyd

Sony in Handheld Heaven
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/12/2002

As the market falls away, Sony screams into third spot in handheld shipments, according to IDC

WLAN: The Quiet Bubble?
LR Mobile Column | 9/11/2002

Could 802.11b be the cause of the next tech investor gold rush?

NanoOpto Gets Back To Basics
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/11/2002

Startup claims it has fulfilled more than 20 orders for 'subwavelength optical elements' in the last few months

One Year Ago
News Analysis | 9/11/2002

Light Reading looks back at the events of Sept. 11, 2001

Dead End for German 3G Dodos
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/11/2002

Group 3G and MobilCom are up against the wall, and France Telecom, which will decide MobilCom's fate, has likely noticed

WorldCom: See Ya, Sidgmore
News Analysis | 9/11/2002

John Sidgmore heads for the door, but who will want his job? And what about Bernie Ebbers's $1.5M pension?

Held Up By Its Handsets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/10/2002

Finns fankfull for fones, frankly

CSR Seasons Its Chips
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/10/2002

Cambridge Silicon Radio squeezes its Bluetooth silicon even harder and eyes up a broader reach into the handset sector

AFC Stokes Up Startups
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/10/2002

AFC launches another product through a startup partnership, this one an optical ADM from Redfern Broadband

ITF Scores $25 Million
News Analysis | 9/10/2002

Canadian startup making fiber-based passive components gets a vote of confidence

Roth Selling Out?
News Analysis | 9/10/2002

News reports have former CEO John A. Roth selling a huge chunk of his remaining stake in Nortel

ECOC : A Ghostly Gathering
News Analysis | 9/10/2002

Conference is sparsely attended, but some interesting stuff is on offer... if anyone wants it

Alcatel in China: Fortune Cloudy
News Analysis | 9/10/2002

Alcatel's apparently struck a key alliance for fiber success in China. But how big could the win be?

Symbol's Cisco Killer?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/10/2002

Switch or network appliance? Either way, Symbol's low-cost WLAN box aims to 'kill Cisco'

Polaris Lifts Off
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/9/2002

Details its first product, taking aim at Tellabs with a switch that combines a crossconnect and Sonet ADM

Tellabs Looks to Europe
News Analysis | 9/9/2002

Tellabs' latest warning and product announcement evince a worsening downturn

Qwest CEO: No Bankruptcy in Sight
News Analysis | 9/9/2002

Notebaert says Qwest isn't considering bankruptcy. It may sell 10 non-core businesses to save $1 billion

China Unicom Moves on CDMA
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/9/2002

But a roadmap that takes China Unicom down the road to extensive upgrades to CDMA 1x-EVDV/DO looks unlikely

Write Once, Run Nowhere?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/6/2002

Wireless games developers say 'write once, run anywhere' evaporates when it comes to mobile Java

EXFO Gnoshes on Gnubi
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/6/2002

EXFO hopes to tap Gnubi's customer base and multichannel capabilities for a thimbleful of cash

ILECs' Missing Links
News Analysis | 9/6/2002

A new report says US networks are well connected and full of fiber. Getting to them is the problem

Vendors Accessorize Customer Nets
News Analysis | 9/6/2002

Service providers and enterprise customers want products that enhance networks, rather than replace them

Iolon Lands Lucent Deal
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/6/2002

Lucent's use of Iolon's tunable lasers in its LambdaXtreme platform could help the technology gain acceptance

Wireless Means Business
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/6/2002

Companies of all sizes are realizing that wireless can help their bottom lines, but data access isn't a solution on its own

Attack of the Budget Booths
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/6/2002

Telecom firms want to be seen at NFOEC, but many aren't spending the big bucks for specialized booths

Moto's Big Break in Japan
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/6/2002

After years in the PDC wilderness, Vodafone's global roaming initiative could give Motorola a shot at the Japanese handset market

Atheros First With Multimode
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/5/2002

Unstrung 25 startup learns the A, B, Gs of wireless LAN. Will it follow this victory with an IPO?

360networks Restructuring Approved
News Analysis | 9/5/2002

A Canadian Supreme Court endorses carrier's restructuring plan, but it must still clear courts in the US

The X-Wars: Agilent Strikes First
News Analysis | 9/5/2002

In the battle of the X2 and XPAK optical module standards, Intel's talking peace, but Agilent's talking trash

Innovance CEO: Layoff a 'Rebalance'
News Analysis | 9/5/2002

One of the most heavily funded optical startups in the long-haul space jettisons another 80. What next?

Nokia Targets the Dudes
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/5/2002

Never mind the fake snow, wonder at the new 3650 camera phone. Will the Nokia execs, like, wear shades, man?

Tracking Simon Cao's Secret Startup
News Analysis | 9/5/2002

The ex-CTO of Avanex is behind a super-stealthy startup called Corlux. But what's he doing?

Corning Pipes Up on Last Mile
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/5/2002

Corning Cable Solutions is hyping next-gen products for fiber in the last mile. Some analysts are wary

Prop-Heads on Parade
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/4/2002

We name the innovators who are making the moves and breaking the rules in the service provider industry

Cisco's Volpi: More Is More
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/4/2002

Cisco must continue to invest in new markets like wireless if it wants to keep leadership position, says company veep

Cisco's Volpi: More Is More
News Analysis | 9/4/2002

Switching guru says company will continue to invest in engineering and snack on startups

Khatod Ventures Into Software
News Analysis | 9/4/2002

Anil Khatod, ex-Nortel marketing chief, says software will be key to carrier recovery

Introducing: The Top Innovators
News Analysis | 9/4/2002

For service providers, it's innovate or die. Light Reading names its Top 10 Service Provider Innovators

NEC Bags Euro I-Mode Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/4/2002

French operator Bouygues chooses NEC platform for launch of i-mode services; now race is on to win handset contract

TI: Holy Shrinking Chips, Batman!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/4/2002

KERPOW! Texas plays its integration Joker, says development times will be cut and battery life extended

Rambo Reporter?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/3/2002

Freedom of the press? We've heard of it!

Clouds Lift on Tunable Lasers
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/3/2002

Lightscape's decision to offer Agility's tunable lasers to its customers could be a turning point

Agilent Amps Up Testing Kit
News Analysis | 9/3/2002

A new tester addresses multiple components, but is Agilent's approach aimed at customers, or its own financials?

Verizon Sells Rural Access Lines
News Analysis | 9/3/2002

Verizon has sold 1.27 million access lines in three states to help pay down its debt. Is it worth it?

Comnitel's Crystal Balls
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/3/2002

OSS firm's CEO gazes into the future, sees teething troubles for 3G operators and a move into handset production for the beast of Redmond

AMCC Introduces Columbia Chips
News Analysis | 9/3/2002

Collapsing data and Sonet framing capabilities into one chip is a popular trend, but there's ample competition

Enavis Preps New Switch
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/3/2002

ECI Telecom subsidiary Enavis readies its T::CORE switch to go up against the likes of Ciena

Carriers: Get on Your OSS!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/3/2002

Pressure from corporate customers could force mobile operators to invest in SLA software, according to Comnitel CEO

Cisco's Wireless Wait
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/2/2002

When will customers be ready for Cisco's bright and shiny new wireless routers?

Cisco's Wireless Wait
News Analysis | 9/2/2002

When will customers be ready for Cisco's bright and shiny new wireless routers?

PON Pushers Huff and Puff
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/2/2002

Can yet another industry forum put some wind in their sails? UPDATED 9/3 11:50AM

First 10-Gig Ethernet Switch Arrives
News Analysis | 9/2/2002

Another wild success, like Gigabit Ethernet? Probably not, but Force10's developments still mark a milestone

Ericsson: Look Before You Leap!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/2/2002

Analyst says the Swedish vendor is crazy to even think about quitting the CDMA2000 business

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