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Getting a Bead on B-RAS
News Analysis | 5/21/2003

Broadband Remote Access Servers are key to the future. But just a few vendors get the message, says LR Insider

Sonim: PTT Standard Soon
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/21/2003

Sonim boss expects consolidation around major infrastructure vendors in the PTT market as services roll out this year

Net Processors Dip Into DSL
News Analysis | 5/21/2003

Having sold its small network processors into routers and switches, Wintegra is eyeing the cost-conscious DSL market

Chiaro Debuts a Big, Bad Router
News Analysis | 5/21/2003

Chiaro's Enstara has impressive technology, but the startup faces crazy odds in the service provider market

3G Farce Stings mmO2
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/21/2003

Financial results provide evidence of Europe’s 3G license ripoff

Starent's PTT Workaround
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/20/2003

Starent develops workaround for operators wanting to offer PTT-like services on olde worlde cellular nets. Giddyup, gramps!

Demand Grows for MPLS VPNs
News Analysis | 5/20/2003

Carriers at MPLS conference report growing user demand for Layer 3 IP/VPNS

Italia's Hotspot Hiccup
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/20/2003

And we don't mean Etna! Just before launch, it discovers it hasn't got regulatory approval to offer its wireless service

Light Reading 10 (11?) Net.com 8 (9?)
News Analysis | 5/20/2003

The red raiders did their best to throw the match away, but finally notched a historic victory on fluffy Alameda turf

JDS Goes Undersea
News Analysis | 5/20/2003

For $6.6M cash, JDS Uniphase acquires a packaging technology for undersea pump lasers from TriQuint

MCI Settlement: What's Next?
News Analysis | 5/20/2003

MCI plans a settlement of $500M with the SEC. Has the other shoe really dropped?

BT's Blind Ambition?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/20/2003

UK group raises hotspot targets but is it missing the point?

Poll Calls for Floggings
News Analysis | 5/20/2003

Renegade Wall Street analysts should get more than a wrist slap, say a majority of respondents in our latest Work Poll

Supercomm Demo Mania
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/20/2003

Eight forums and alliances will stage demos at Supercomm. Will carriers see it as proof that stuff works together?

Siemens in Softswitch Stew
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/20/2003

It's ended up with different, incompatible softswitches in North America and elsewhere

Cisco 5, Light Reading 4
News Analysis | 5/19/2003

West beats East in the first leg of what could evolve into the football rivalry of the decade (but probably won't)

Colubris Finds Juniper's Hotspot
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/19/2003

Canadian 'hotspot-in-a-box' vendor becomes first partner to provide a front end for Juniper's wireless B-RAS play

MCI to Pay Record Settlement
News Analysis | 5/19/2003

The carrier formerly known as WorldCom still has several rungs to scale in its climb from disgrace

Larscom Frames Up Ethernet
News Analysis | 5/19/2003

The T1 mux master looks for rejuvenation in the Ethernet access market

HP's Security Badge
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/19/2003

HP's new wireless LAN security devices are actually rebadged Vernier appliances, sources say

Europe's Vanishing WISPs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/19/2003

Western Europe’s hotspot minnows are set to struggle as revenues sliiiiiide

Alcatel Unveils 'Better' DSLAM
News Analysis | 5/19/2003

The 7301 could help carriers boost revenues by addressing limitations of Alcatel's flagship product

Alcatel & TiMetra Seal the Deal
News Analysis | 5/16/2003

Alcatel offers $150M in stock for IP/MPLS routing startup

MCI's Iraq Offensive
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/16/2003

Fixed-line carrier causes a commotion with high-profile GSM deal

What's Next for Marconi?
News Analysis | 5/16/2003

Shares in the new company will start trading on Monday. Potential acquirers could be in the wings

WLAN Switches Cause a Stir
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/16/2003

Unstrung Webinar reflects plenty of interest... and plenty of contoversy

UTStarcom to Debut Mini-DSLAM
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/16/2003

Stackable 24-port DSLAM will be on show at Supercomm and is already in trials in India

Wi-Fi Alliance Comes to Europe
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/16/2003

Industry association tries to drum up support for its database of approved Wi-Fi hotspots

Cypress Trades 10-Gig for Access
News Analysis | 5/16/2003

Cypress Semiconductor is willing to risk its 10-Gbit/s stake to put emphasis on access networks. Good move?

UWBers Get Busy in Texas
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/15/2003

Ultra wideband prop-heads get down to details at the IEEE standards meeting

DT Is Back in Schwarz
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/15/2003

Europe's largest carrier posts higher than expected Q1 profits, plans to expand its wireless business

Wanadoo Wanders SOHO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/15/2003

France Telecom ISP to stake claim on Europe’s SOHO market

Lycium: It's All in the Timing
News Analysis | 5/15/2003

To tackle circuit emulation, this chip startup's focused on Sonet timing over packet networks

10-Gig Testers Turn Up the Heat
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/15/2003

Ten-Gig Ethernet testers are making the scene in greater numbers, heralding an uptick in product rollouts UPDATED 5/29 11:30 AM

Headcount: Oath (#@%#!!) of Allegiance
News Analysis | 5/15/2003

Équipe downsizes, Ciena and Juniper shuffle sales, Zagros and Essient call it quits, but Bandwidth9 lives on

Motorola Gets Tighter With Turin
News Analysis | 5/15/2003

Big Mo has made an undisclosed investment in the small Petaluma startup, giving it more OEM power

Deutsche Telekom Back in Schwarz
News Analysis | 5/15/2003

Europe's largest carrier posts higher than expected Q1 profits, raises its guidance for the year

IEEE's Multimedia Mover
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/14/2003

New wireless multimedia spec will live side-by-side with wireless LAN, says the man from 802.15.3

Avanex Deal Reshapes Sector
News Analysis | 5/14/2003

Avanex has grabbed the last big spot at the optical-components table. How's the meal shaping up?

Allegiance Files for Chapter 11
News Analysis | 5/14/2003

Fails to reduce its debt and is forced to seek bankruptcy protection

TiMetra for Sale?
News Analysis | 5/14/2003

Edge routing startup TiMetra is looking for a big brother, sources say. Is anybody up for it?

Green Gooses AFC
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/14/2003

AFC founder says the company isn't doing enough with its cash

Qwest Founder to Fork Over $4.4M
News Analysis | 5/14/2003

Philip Anschutz is first of several execs targeted by NY Attorney General for payback of IPO funds

3G UK Cries for Help
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/14/2003

Hutchison shifts boss of successful Italian operator to the UK in effort to boost disappointing subscriber numbers

Big Dig KOs Unstrung
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/13/2003

Websites crash after Boston's neverending construction project crashes on Allegiance Telecom's POP

Big Dig KOs Light Reading
News Analysis | 5/13/2003

Websites crash after Boston's neverending construction project crashes on Allegiance Telecom's POP

BellSouth Unveils MPLS Backbone
News Analysis | 5/13/2003

BellSouth's the latest ILEC to start serious deployment of MPLS/IP in a regional backbone. Will it go national?

Verizon: WLAN, Phone Home
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/13/2003

Verizon pushes WLAN access as a sweetener for its DSL subscribers

Dell'Oro: 802.11 Kit up 1%
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/13/2003

It's a juggernaut!

Tellabs Snags Vivace for $135M
News Analysis | 5/13/2003

The former Ocular team leads Tellabs into the IP/MPLS market with the acquisition of startup Vivace

Avanex to Buy Alcatel, Corning Units
News Analysis | 5/12/2003

Will acquire Alcatel Optronics and assets of Corning's components division in $63.5m deal *UPDATED 5/13*

MSOs Eye Triple-Play Gear
News Analysis | 5/12/2003

Optical transport solutions targeting the cable MSO market surface at the Cable-Tec show in Philadelphia

ArrayComm Cuts Jobs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/12/2003

The company plans an undisclosed number of job cuts, says 'foundation engineering effort' is largely complete

KPN is Back in the Black
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/12/2003

It went back into profit in the first quarter of 2003, thanks to healthy growth of mobile revenues

CoSine Unveils Next-Gen Silicon
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/12/2003

Its new IPSG+ will target wireless and DSL aggregation, but is the faster chipset too late for the ailing company?

CoSine Unveils Next-Gen Silicon
News Analysis | 5/12/2003

Its new IPSG+ will target wireless and DSL aggregation, but is the faster chipset too late for the ailing company?

Germany's Aifotec Is Reborn
News Analysis | 5/12/2003

Reemerges as an independent optical components startup after being acquired by Finisar

What's to Become of Global Crossing?
News Analysis | 5/12/2003

Finances are moving along, but a hoped-for buyout may be delayed

Laurel Joins B-RAS Pack
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/9/2003

Upgrades its flagship edge router so that it can be used to furnish services over DSL access infrastructure

Bandspeed's Quick Fix
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/9/2003

802.11 contender finds it has room at top for its VC. Expects to announce new funding soon. Co-inkydink?

Lantern Flickering?
News Analysis | 5/9/2003

Rumor has it that the RPR startup is for sale and that NEC has said no thanks

Ceyba Rattling in Ottawa
News Analysis | 5/9/2003

The startup's laid off one third of its staff but sees light at the end of the long-haul tunnel

Grubman Was Right!
News Analysis | 5/9/2003

Many of Jack's stock opinions were dead on... too bad he didn't share them with the investing public

Meet the Acronym Hunter
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/9/2003

PMG? Criiikey!

Marconi and Laurel in Talks
News Analysis | 5/9/2003

Marconi says it's in talks with the edge routing startup. An OEM deal rather than an acquisition looks likely

T-Mobile Unifies Wireless Billing
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/8/2003

The operator's US branch pioneers a single bill for both cell phone and wireless LAN hotspot services UPDATED 5/9 11AM

IBM Lights Up Nanotubes
News Analysis | 5/8/2003

Carbon nanotubes, touted as possible transistors of the future, could be a light source as well

Kitmakers Feeling for Bottom
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/8/2003

Lucent and Fujitsu make gains as the market lowers its sights... again

Japanese Duo Reap 3G Yen
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/8/2003

DoCoMo, KDDI post profits and breathe life into fledgling 3G market

BT Boosts US Backbone
News Analysis | 5/8/2003

The UK carrier is extending its MPLS backbone in the US, but don't expect a monster contract

High Noon Arrives in VDSL Battle
News Analysis | 5/8/2003

Rival proposals for line-code standards are being put to the test in the 'VDSL Olympics'

Supercomm Goes With the Flow
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/8/2003

Thanks to SARS and a crapulous economy, the Supercomm show looks more interesting and less predictable

Supercomm Rolls With the Punches
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/8/2003

Thanks to SARS and a crapulous economy, the Supercomm show looks more interesting and less predictable

Grubby of the Week Debuts
News Analysis | 5/8/2003

Our homage to Jack Grubman and all things grubby debuts on Light Reading's home page

Zorn Is Shorn
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/8/2003

Cisco engineer no longer involved in thin access point point work at the IETF

Nortel's $300M EDGE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/7/2003

T-Mobile USA splashes $300M on more network upgrades; but no word on when it will actually launch EDGE services

Ixia Gooses Its Testers
News Analysis | 5/7/2003

One tester, many options. That's what customers want, says Ixia, pointing to a trend toward 'multilayer testing'

AT&T Talks Up IP VPNs
News Analysis | 5/7/2003

Says it's expanding IP VPNs along with other services, and aiming to make MPLS the glue that holds it together

PCTEL Goes Soft
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/7/2003

PCTEL unveils Windows-based software that can turn a PC into an access point

KPN Linked to MobilCom Assets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/7/2003

All fingers point to KPN for purchase of failed German carrier’s 3G assets

CoSine: Not Ready to Sell
News Analysis | 5/7/2003

Sticking to its guns and not making moves to sell, despite investor requests to do so. Sprint offers support

Agilent Unleashes Serial Killer
News Analysis | 5/7/2003

Says its N4901A 13.5-Gbit/s tester will slay the competition for serial bit error rate testers

Cisco: Profit, With No Nasty Surprises
News Analysis | 5/6/2003

Cisco appears to stay out of the economy's death-grip with profits, though revenues and guidance remain flat

Internet Photonics Earns $10M Credit
News Analysis | 5/6/2003

The Ethernet DWDM startup eschews VCs and gets a 'vote of confidence' in the form of $10M in bank credit

Nortel Tunes VPN Gear
News Analysis | 5/6/2003

Nortel beefs up its Contivity VPN gear to go after higher-end users

Bluetooth Hits the High Seas
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/6/2003

'Ahoy! Have ye seen the Grrreat Bluetooth?' GPRgonauts put to sea...

Xilinx Moves to 10-Gig
News Analysis | 5/6/2003

CMOS transceivers running at 10-Gbit/s could help solidify a place for programmable chips on line cards

KPN Signs Piddly Deals
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/6/2003

A tiny buyout and a letter of intent mark baby steps in Euro hotspot market. They have in their hands a piece of paper?

Headcount: Viva la Cinco de Mayo!
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/5/2003

Procket, CopperCom, and others make cuts, while Pelago and Transparent sell their assets

Pick Your 'Movers & Shakers'
News Analysis | 5/5/2003

It's time to update our Master list... and you can help!

Infineon Preps RPR Chip
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/5/2003

The upcoming 'Frea' follows an industry trend of emphasizing how RPR and Sonet can be friends

Plastina Surfaces at Proxim
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/5/2003

Frank Plastina, once whispered to be the next leader of Nortel, has surfaced at the third-largest wireless LAN vendor

Plastina Surfaces at Proxim
News Analysis | 5/5/2003

Frank Plastina, once whispered to be the next leader of Nortel, has surfaced at the third-largest wireless LAN vendor

Why Verizon Cut DSL Rates
News Analysis | 5/5/2003

Seen as a late but important move to block cable operators and their triple-play plans

Wireless Not in Lupiter Pact
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/5/2003

Lucent, Juniper say their marketing deal won't affect existing wireless infrastructure relationships

Lucent Partners With Juniper
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/5/2003

Months after it was first reported, Lucent and Juniper officially team up for IP migration

RPR’s New Guise: The Packet ADM
Column | 5/5/2003

RPR’s New Guise: The Packet ADM – Scott Clavenna

Hotspots of the Future
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/2/2003

What's coming down the pike, according to the vendors building 802.11 kit

Network Market on the Rise?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/2/2003

April's Unstrung poll provides glimmer of hope for network slump

Sprint Wrestles Unions, Old Folk
News Analysis | 5/2/2003

Sprint employees and retirees are gearing up for the May 13th stockholder meeting

Velio Preps Storage Fabric
News Analysis | 5/2/2003

Paralleling its Sonet product line, the chip maker plans a switch fabric targeting Fibre Channel

Avanex Stock Soars
News Analysis | 5/2/2003

Components maker sees its share price sail skyward (well, around $1, anyway), but no one seems to know why

Tekelec Tests Softswitch Waters
News Analysis | 5/2/2003

Its merger with Santera marks another milestone on a so-far-successful trip away from test equipment

Boardwatch Names Top Startups
News Analysis | 5/2/2003

Magazine relaunches as Light Reading Website covering telecom software, publishes Top 10 ranking of startups

Russo, Others Tapped for Fed Board
News Analysis | 5/1/2003

George W. Bush has chosen some top telecom execs to serve on his telecom security advisory committee

Redback Exec Part of Criminal Probe
News Analysis | 5/1/2003

Joel Arnold is among those being investigated by federal prosecutors as part of a criminal investigation at Qwest

Report: Frame Relay Forges On
News Analysis | 5/1/2003

The market for Frame Relay services isn't going anywhere but up for the near term, says Vertical Systems Group

Airgo Raises Another $20M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/1/2003

Former Clarity Wireless execs are working on what sounds like (yet) another WLAN switch

SARS Kills CommunicAsia
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/1/2003

No shindig this year for Asia’s wireless techies

Cisco's Speculative Spec
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/1/2003

IETF draft does not signal its intent to develop 'dumb' access points, says Cisco

Tellium Finds Some Revenue
News Analysis | 5/1/2003

Tellium beat its own revenue projections for Q1, but losses continue and cash is still burning

What Cisco Won't Do Next
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/1/2003

Cisco has first WLAN phone but sees obstacles to offering combined LAN/WAN handset

Extreme's Crystal Balls
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/1/2003

The network of the future, according to Stitt -- and why customers shouldn't buy from wireless startups

Ciena's BT Coup: How Big?
News Analysis | 5/1/2003

How significant is Ciena's deal with BT as a 'strategic partner' for its new optical backbone? UPDATED 1:40PM

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