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Life in the Slow Lane
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/31/2004

New Tolly Group study finds that 802.11b hobbles faster g WLAN clients on the same network

Photuris & SBC: The Inside Story
News Analysis | 3/31/2004

Of layoffs, leaked memos, and the $50 million deal that wasn't...

Ericsson Pushes On
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/31/2004

Swedish renegade quick to play down PTT fears at London event

Cogent Adds to Euro Empire
News Analysis | 3/31/2004

Ethernet service provider takes on more bankrupt assets, this time in Germany, and is on the lookout for more

Another French Revolution?
News Analysis | 3/31/2004

France Telecom reorganizes to focus on creating new services in collaboration with suppliers

IPCC Tackles Interoperability
News Analysis | 3/31/2004

The former Softswitch Consortium is reclaiming the job of ensuring interoperability among VOIP networks

Cisco Late to WiMax Party
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/30/2004

Currently trails Nokia, Proxim, and others in wireless MAN race – but analysts mumble something about tortoises, hares UPDATED 03/31 6:41 PM

VDSL Races to 100 Mbit/s
News Analysis | 3/30/2004

Ikanos and Metalink show off different VDSL advances – and launch different standards pushes

OSS Vendors Shift Partner Priorities
News Analysis | 3/30/2004

Heavy Reading report identifies new channel partnerships being pursued by next-gen OSS vendors

VOIP Show Spews News
News Analysis | 3/30/2004

At this week's VON Conference & Expo, VOIP's bubble keeps expanding

Dolphin Gets Canned
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/30/2004

Failure of UK Tetra carrier casts shadow over region’s PTT aspirations

Motorola to Buy Quantum Bridge
News Analysis | 3/30/2004

...for peanuts? Companies decline to put a figure on the cash transaction

Alcatel Wins Underwater
News Analysis | 3/30/2004

Sees further opportunities for submarine deals as it wins the lion's share of SEA-ME-WE 4 project

AWG Startup Makes Waves
News Analysis | 3/30/2004

Austrian startup Photeon claims success in AWG design

Photuris Is Finished
News Analysis | 3/29/2004

Metro optical startup runs out of cash, sends staff home, invites bids for assets

VOIP Seeks Its FCC Level
News Analysis | 3/29/2004

Regulators are keeping VOIP separate from regular ol' telecom for now, but how long will that arrangement stick?

NA Sniffs Out Patent
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/29/2004

Network Associates gets 'broad' 802.11 patent that could have implications for the emerging wireless IDS market. Or not

Aventail Cleans Up Leftovers
News Analysis | 3/29/2004

Let no data be left behind... New SSL VPN products aim to make life easier for IT managers

Session Controller Startup Plans IPO
News Analysis | 3/29/2004

Terry Matthews' Newport Networks aims for market credibility with a listing on alternative London market

Euro Carriers Throw Shapes
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/29/2004

Big four get on down to the FreeMove sound

ADVA Scores Metro Deal With DT
News Analysis | 3/29/2004

Deutsche Telekom awards metro network deal to optical vendor and Siemens

Poll Points to Hottest VOIP Markets
News Analysis | 3/29/2004

Hosted PBX and Centrex will generate the most service provider revenues, according to a Boardwatch poll

Intel Buys More WLAN Tech?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/26/2004

Chip giant has no comment on reports that it has bought 802.11 chip developer Envara for $40 million

Talk of AFC Deal Is Back
News Analysis | 3/26/2004

Is Tellabs interested again? After a stock market swoon, the buyers may be coming back to the table, say sources

TIM Preps for 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/26/2004

Telecom Italia Mobile set for EDGE rollout next month, followed by June UMTS trial

Verizon Scuffles With S&P
News Analysis | 3/26/2004

Verizon feels a bit affronted when Standard & Poor's puts them on CreditWatch negative

Submarine Startup Surfaces
News Analysis | 3/26/2004

Azea steps out of stealth mode with way to upgrade subsea cables and Cable & Wireless as a customer

Huawei's US Aspirations on Hold
News Analysis | 3/26/2004

Chairwoman says there's no timetable for finding a second partner or staging an IPO

WiMax Gets Serious
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/25/2004

Major infrastructure vendors line up behind WiMax, as smaller players bring pre-spec kit to market now UPDATED 3/26 NOON

NeoPhotonics Chases Access
News Analysis | 3/25/2004

A $40M infusion will help the former Lightwave Micro chase the FTTP market

Blades for Buffalo
News Analysis | 3/25/2004

As the battle of the blade vendors heats up, SUNY Buffalo implements blade-based IBM supercomputer

Linx Links the Baltics
News Analysis | 3/25/2004

Former Unisource execs have taken over the old Pangea network to cash in on growing East European data traffic

Huawei Gets BT's Blessing
News Analysis | 3/25/2004

UK incumbent praises Chinese vendor (a lot) for its innovation and responsiveness

Light Reading Idol
Column | 3/25/2004

Submit your nominations! Win valuable prizes!
(No T-shirts!)

Network Market Hits Cyber Space
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/25/2004

British startup touts e-market for second-hand kit (from a little old lady who only flamed on Sunday...?)

ADC Jumps on Krone
News Analysis | 3/25/2004

Buys access technology and cable company for $350M to leap into key emerging markets

10-GigE Copper Heats Up
News Analysis | 3/25/2004

Data center woes are prodding companies to use a newly christened standard, but a better one may be en route

PacketFront Edges Nortel in Sweden
News Analysis | 3/24/2004

Startup to replace incumbent supplier in Swedish broadband network

SBC: Key Switch Battleground?
News Analysis | 3/24/2004

Analysts report an RFP for optical switching by SBC. Who's the vendor to beat?

LSI Snares Velio
News Analysis | 3/24/2004

ASIC vendor grabs a switch fabric, SerDes technology, and SAN stuff – as well as a possible extra tie to Cisco

Lehman Says India's Hot Stuff
News Analysis | 3/24/2004

India's buzzing with vendor opportunities, but there's a price to pay for a piece of the action, say the analysts

Carriers Digging Data
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/24/2004

Faster networks could equal $$$ say carriers at CTIA

Alcatel Mulls Chinese Move
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/24/2004

French vendor at center of speculation over potential TD-SCDMA partnership

Who's Winning in the Rebound?
News Analysis | 3/23/2004

As the telecom industry finds its footing, Light Reading Insider assesses the survivors

UTStarcom's CDMA Play
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/23/2004

Vendor wants CDMA know-how to sell cheap kit in emerging markets

Wireless VOIP in the Wild
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/23/2004

Unstrung searches out examples of the tech hot ticket at this year's CTIA Show

Alcatel Denies iMagic Fadeout
News Analysis | 3/23/2004

Says it hasn't abandoned its video delivery middleware technology, it's just kept the best bits

CDMA 450 Czechs In
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/23/2004

Eurotel Prague's rollout of EV-DO network strengthens CDMA 450 market

Capex Is Back
News Analysis | 3/23/2004

Infonetics capex report says carrier spending-to-revenue ratios are finally back to normal

Seven Plots $115M IPO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/22/2004

Wireless email firm could be industry's comeback kid

Centillium Joins FTTP Party
News Analysis | 3/22/2004

The DSL chipmaker unveils its FTTP play, involving system-on-a-chip integration and a former Alloptic CEO

Galazar Puts SANs in the Frame
News Analysis | 3/22/2004

Galazar Networks has a framer chip that maps SAN protocols to Sonet/SDH networks

Cisco's Security Spree Continues
News Analysis | 3/22/2004

Cisco nabs Riverhead for $39M, continuing its strategy of buying up specialist security vendors

Huawei Pondering Startup Deals
News Analysis | 3/22/2004

Chinese vendor bought OptiMight, Cognigine, and may be hungry for more

The Chambers Partner Plan
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/22/2004

Cisco main man says partnerships are key for company's mobile ambitions

Huawei Eyes Euro 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/22/2004

Chinese vendor bullish on future deals following initial CDMA450 success

Mixed Fortunes for Euro IPOs
News Analysis | 3/22/2004

Muted response to Eircom's flotation, while Belgacom trades up during its first day on the Euronext

Verizon Has $692M for EV-DO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/22/2004

It sticks with Lucent and Nortel for a high-speed data upgrade of its CDMA network

Nortel Scores in Alcatel's Backyard
News Analysis | 3/22/2004

Sacré Bleu! Canadian vendor sweeps up softswitch deals in France, according to startup

Nomadix's CEO Deserts
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/19/2004

Hotspot firm's relationship with its chief has, er, cooled off

3Com Feeling Cisco's Heat
News Analysis | 3/19/2004

Aggressive competition appears to be hampering the 3Com/Huawei joint venture – and 3Com's revenues

Seranoa Customers Pipe Up
News Analysis | 3/19/2004

Its first three customers are fairly obscure, but they say the router port concentrator gets the job done

The Real (Estate) Value of Softswitches
News Analysis | 3/19/2004

The technology could enable carriers to sell central office buildings in prime city sites, says Veraz

Siemens Denies It Fancies Alcatel
News Analysis | 3/19/2004

Their lips say no, but their eyes... Germans laugh off suggestion they're ogling their French neighbors

Siemens Denies Alcatel Lust
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/19/2004

Their lips say no, but their eyes... Germans laugh off suggestion they're ogling their French neighbors

Avici Hits Q1 Snag
News Analysis | 3/19/2004

Delays in multiple orders will cut Avici's revenues to as little as $6 million this quarter

Mostly Fearless Forecasts
Column | 3/18/2004

Picking startups that are destined for success is a daunting task... but one analyst is equal to it

Atrica Dials Into FTTP
News Analysis | 3/18/2004

Metro Ethernet startup wants a piece of the residential FTTP market – but margin pressure makes it dangerous

IBM's BladeServer Blitz
News Analysis | 3/18/2004

Says its new servers can be roasted, dropped, spat-on, 'shaken violently' – and they'll continue to run

More CeBITs
News Analysis | 3/18/2004

Another 'Cisco killer' pipes up, ECI dishes some M&A dirt, Nortel and Siemens square off, and much more

Airespace Win Is Fair Play
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/18/2004

Switch startup will next week announce its biggest ever win in Europe

Networks May See Double Digits
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/18/2004

Analyst's forecast of 10 percent growth gives cause for vendor cheer – or not

CeBIT Schnippets
News Analysis | 3/18/2004

All the fun of the fair! Cisco and Nortel play the enterprise card, Marconi scores in Belgium, and more

Lucent Agrees to $25M SEC Penalty
News Analysis | 3/18/2004

And you thought the deal was done? Lucent reaches another settlement with the SEC

Agere Suffers Hutch Hiccup
News Analysis | 3/17/2004

Tepid 3G rollouts from Hutchison are leading, eventually, to a $50M revenue shortfall at Agere

Agere Suffers Hutch Hiccup
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/17/2004

Tepid 3G rollouts from Hutchison are leading, eventually, to a $50M revenue shortfall at Agere

Lucent Parties at CeBIT
News Analysis | 3/17/2004

Announces up to €250 million in contract awards at the European tradeshow. Bratwurst and beer all 'round!

Nokia Pushes Off
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/17/2004

Finnish vendor abandons rivals with its own PTT technology

AdvancedTCA Makes Headway
News Analysis | 3/17/2004

An open standard for building telecom gear is proving popular with carriers, but not with Cisco

Warning for Europe's VOIP Upstarts
News Analysis | 3/17/2004

There's little opportunity for competitive voice-over-broadband service providers in Europe, says Analysys

Ericsson Mines Copper Mountain
News Analysis | 3/16/2004

B-RAS vendor gets a boost from OEM deal with Ericsson

Vendors Still Driving LX4
News Analysis | 3/16/2004

Suppliers renew interest in the 10-Gbit/s Ethernet interface, while an alternative starts down the standards road

ReefEdge Joins CEO Shuffle
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/16/2004

(Nearly) everyone in this market has got a new boss; now its ReefEdge's turn

3G: Who, What, Where?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/16/2004

Unstrung survey set to delve into 3G network market undergrowth

Mostly Fearless Forecasts
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/16/2004

Picking startups that are destined for success is a daunting task... but this analyst is equal to it

Amdocs Scores Big in Russia
News Analysis | 3/16/2004

Russian reports put Amdocs at center of $500 million billing contract at Svyazinvest

NetScaler Weighs $20M
News Analysis | 3/16/2004

Traffic management and security specialist bags a $20 million boost for further expansion

Li Finally Quits Procket
News Analysis | 3/16/2004

Posts messages on Light Reading to say that yesterday, March 15, was his final day with Procket

Turbo g Gets Faster
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/15/2004

Agere reports 150 Mbit/s for 802.11g, while Atheros patches up its chatty Super G technology

Headcount: Outlawing Offshoring?
News Analysis | 3/15/2004

Scandal looms at Nortel, Ciena cuts 40, FutureWei shuffles sales force, and Headcount initiates 'Average Joe' contest

10-GigE Price Drops Continue
News Analysis | 3/15/2004

Price wars rage on as Foundry announces new switches and Extreme prepares its latest 10-Gig add-ons

P-Cube Refuses to Choose
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/15/2004

Either IPO or acquisition an option for CEO of startup rave P-Cube

VCs Pump $18.8M Into Skype
News Analysis | 3/15/2004

New backers invest in P2P VOIP provider as it heads towards offering billed premium services

Nortel CFO Out
News Analysis | 3/15/2004

Nortel announced this morning that it's replaced its CFO, following problems associated with its 2003 financial audit

Trapeze Swings Again
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/15/2004

Trapeze has a 'major' product rev – in 3D!

Airespace, Aruba IPO Hopefuls
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/12/2004

Heavy Reading ranks Airespace & Aruba as most likely to IPO – while Trapeze is most likely to be bought

AFC Fesses Up, Defenders Pipe Up
News Analysis | 3/12/2004

AFC says product gaffe cost it $2M, but analysts say the news is nothing to worry about

Oplink Migrates East
News Analysis | 3/12/2004

After its breakup with Avanex, Oplink has moved into the manufacturing realm – and Asia

Cisco: It Takes Two to Twingo
News Analysis | 3/12/2004

Cisco's Twingo purchase may increase price competition in the SSL VPN market

India to Up Global Capex?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/12/2004

Regional network deals could lead to massive global capex increase in 2004

Golden Telecom's Fiber Handshake
News Analysis | 3/12/2004

Russian operator will team with mobile operators in optical network expansion as revenues ramp up in 2004

FCC Suggestion Spurs (More) Conflict
News Analysis | 3/12/2004

Competitive carriers push back after Powell's comments

Ixia Powers Up POE Test
News Analysis | 3/11/2004

Ixia produces what appears to be the first Power-Over-Ethernet test module, checking both power and data flow

ADVA Grows, Says It's Organic
News Analysis | 3/11/2004

ADVA's still growing, and the company says it may be getting into the M&A game soon

Corporate-Class Test: Round 2
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/11/2004

Ding! Ding! The methodology is here, time to put up or shut up

BT Does VOIP – With Strings Attached
News Analysis | 3/11/2004

UK incumbent offers voice over broadband, but it's available only to those with a POTS account

CDMA 450 Seeps Into Europe
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/11/2004

Analysts play down technology’s potential impact on vendor fortunes

Nortel Rattles Nerves
News Analysis | 3/11/2004

The audit saga continues as the company restates and delays filing its annual report

More Trouble for AFC
News Analysis | 3/10/2004

M&A and executive departure rumors pile on as AFC's tech troubles at Verizon get more play on Wall Street

Intel's Chipset Diplomacy
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/10/2004

Chipmaker says it won't implement Chinese WLAN security spec in time to meet June deadline

France Relaxes on 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/10/2004

Regulator eases up on rollout deadlines. C’est très bien!

Huawei Helps BT Launch Video
News Analysis | 3/10/2004

The Chinese vendor is behind one of several broadband services to be announced by the UK incumbent tomorrow

Alcatel Catches Up on Intelligence
News Analysis | 3/10/2004

Plans SIP interface for service control point, bringing it up to speed with the competition

The Chinese Are Coming, Says Poll
News Analysis | 3/9/2004

Chinese vendors will be among the world's biggest by the end of the decade, says LR poll

Fiber Boosts VDSL Biz
News Analysis | 3/9/2004

Confined to a high-end niche, VDSL is getting some attention as a supplement to Japan's FTTP buildouts

Heavy Reading: Startups on the Rebound
News Analysis | 3/9/2004

New report outlines private market opportunities, including which companies are likely to go public

AFC/Verizon Glitch Alleged
News Analysis | 3/9/2004

One analyst says AFC is having technical trouble at Verizon, which could give Alcatel another shot

TeliaSonera Hits 3G Switch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/9/2004

Swedish carrier to activate 3G services tomorrow

A Positive Sign for Lucent
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/9/2004

LU-lovers, rejoice! Heavy Reading thinks Lucent's CBX 3500 looks like a winner

AirMagnet Sniffs Rogues
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/9/2004

AirMagnet adds security capabilities to software, looks to network management future

World Wide Packets Tops Up Tank
News Analysis | 3/8/2004

Ethernet vendor adds two new investors and another $8.7M to its third funding round, which now totals $24M

Juniper: The Other Cola?
News Analysis | 3/8/2004

A new router allegedly called 'Pepsi' will go head-to-head with Cisco's 2600 series, according to an analyst report

Monet Closes EV-DO Network
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/8/2004

But analysts claim demise of next-gen CDMA network won't damage future market growth

Colubris Captures $13M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/8/2004

Kinda Canadian WLAN startup says this is its last VC round, but it ain't talkin' exit yet

Corvis Buys CLEC for $210M
News Analysis | 3/8/2004

Pays with stock and takes on debt to pair Focal Communications with its existing service provider Broadwing

Russia's Golden Opportunity
News Analysis | 3/8/2004

Golden Telecom's share price is heading for the skies as Russia's economic health continues to improve

Sources: Lucent Talking to Équipe
News Analysis | 3/5/2004

Will LU make a move on the core packet-switch startup? Tongues are wagging that a deal may be near

Italians Join the IPO Flurry
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/5/2004

Well, blow me down! Italian carrier Wind set for IPO as Eircom reveals details of its own offer

Moto Losing Network Mojo
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/5/2004

Analysis firm questions vendor’s ability to survive in UMTS-dominated market UPDATED 4/14

Ixia Speeds Up IPSec Test
News Analysis | 3/5/2004

In the battle of VPN security testing, Ixia claims it's gotten the upper hand with a gigabit-speed security tester

Italians Join the IPO Flurry
News Analysis | 3/5/2004

Well, blow me down! Italian carrier Wind set for IPO as Eircom reveals details of its own offer

Lucent's WaveSmith Killer
News Analysis | 3/4/2004

Lucent is prepping its multiservice answer to WaveSmith, but it won't see the light of day until summer

UWB: Lord of the PHYs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/4/2004

Which ultrawideband standard will rule? Maybe both, says Motorola

In-Building Shapes Up?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/4/2004

Unstrung Insider cites potential for market growth after lackluster start

Return to Seller
News Analysis | 3/4/2004

SchlumbergerSema has finally offloaded its billing business – to the guy who sold it to them for a fortune in 2000

No End in Sight for Scandals
News Analysis | 3/4/2004

As Ebbers pleads his innocence, a financial timebomb is ticking underneath Ericsson's HQ

Meriton, ECI Notch Utility Wins
News Analysis | 3/4/2004

Utilities continue fiber buildouts, giving Meriton its first announced customer and ECI a foothold in Portugal

Ciena Seals Verizon Deal
News Analysis | 3/3/2004

WaveSmith looks to be paying off, as Ciena signs the contract that the startup had sewn up last year

Skeptics Question RBOC Victory
News Analysis | 3/3/2004

RBOC shares give back some of yesterday's gains as doubts set in about yesterday's big court victory on UNE-P

Light Reading Surveys Switch Fabrics
News Analysis | 3/3/2004

A significant commercial opportunity for switch fabric vendors is on the horizon, says a new LR report

Lehman Says Capex Trend Has Turned
News Analysis | 3/3/2004

Analyst Steve Levy sees modest capital spending increases driving revenue, margin growth for equipment providers

Agere Eyes the Silver
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/3/2004

Base-station power amp newcomer targets second-place market share within two years

Euro Carrier IPOs Imminent
News Analysis | 3/3/2004

Two incumbent operators, Belgacom and Eircom, to list shares before the end of March

Sullivan to Testify Against Ebbers
News Analysis | 3/3/2004

Former WorldCom CFO Scott Sullivan confesses to fraud and is set to testify against his former boss Bernie Ebbers

LR Blitzes Data Center Market
News Analysis | 3/2/2004

The Next-gen Data Center Forum will serve as a hub for technophiles looking for a data center news and opinion fix

Courts Overrule FCC Again
News Analysis | 3/2/2004

Federal courts overturn FCC efforts to keep UNE-P line sharing, eight years after the Telecom Act was passed

Fortinet's Money Machine Rolls On
News Analysis | 3/2/2004

Eight months after a $30M Series D, the security appliance company grabs $50M more

Poll: PTT Problems Ahoy!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/2/2004

Readers say that a lack of interoperability between services could hold back the adoption of push-to-talk

Headcount: Man-Eating Holiday
News Analysis | 3/2/2004

Ciena restructuring rumors persist, Wolters quits Sentito, Pagani leaves Nortel, and Hyperchip cuts some staff

Megisto Defends Maxis Win
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/2/2004

Revamped vendor denies speculation that Asian win isn’t the real deal

MGTS Is Russian Into DSL Upgrade
News Analysis | 3/2/2004

Moscow carrier isn't stallin' on its new broadband infrastructure buildout, with Nokia & Redback the beneficiaries

Report: Ebbers to Face Criminal Charges
News Analysis | 3/2/2004

Former WorldCom CEO to be charged today with fraud and conspiracy by Attorney General, according to TV report

Brightlink Gets Second Chance
News Analysis | 3/2/2004

Survivors have gotten hold of the startup's technology, hope to revive its big-ticket switching ideas

Alcatel Consolidates Metro Core
News Analysis | 3/1/2004

Launches a super dense, modular combination of a crossconnect, add/drop mux, and Layer 2 switch

Alcatel & Nortel Push VOWLAN
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/1/2004

Incumbent vendors add VOIP capabilities to WLAN lines using Airespace and SpectraLink know-how UPDATED 2PM

Xtera's Long-Haul Regeneration
News Analysis | 3/1/2004

New CEO Jon Hopper says he'll use an additional $30M in funding to make the company self-sustaining

Quarrymen Dig Up Another $18M
News Analysis | 3/1/2004

Security service router vendor closes its fourth round of funding

ProQuent's Caped Crusader
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/1/2004

Former Gotham Networks CEO takes top role ahead of latest cash injection

NTT to Spend $2.6B on FTTP
News Analysis | 3/1/2004

Japanese giant earmarks ¥280 billion on expansion of fiber access networks in next financial year

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