Cisco, Avici, and Juniper join forces to demonstrate that MPLS Fast Reroute is for real
Achtung! The new CEO of Danger really is full of it
Dickie Branson's wireless crew is looking to spread its wings in Europe, with Scandinavia and France atop the agenda
A research report out this month claims DSL services are both profitable and essential for carriers
Lucent says USA Today's report that the SEC may file charges is old business
The former BlueLeaf has turned over a new one: tunable lasers for metro and long-haul markets
Cheap Laughs — Larry, the Light Reading Monkey
ADVA's reseller strategy appears to be working, as it announces three customers this week
It's got a piece of 10-Gbit/s Ethernet territory, moving it closer to players like Broadcom and Marvell
Startup Radioframe says it has a European customer for its dualmode wireless WAN/LAN in-building system
Maybe Symbol will try to dip into the Cisco talent pool again... or maybe they won't
Some say Lucent's turned into a giant chop shop. But the company insists it's just picking its spots
Alcatel's upbeat Q4 prognosis follows better-than-terrible France Telecom report, raising investor hopes
People have been shuffled -- but products, headcount, and direction pretty much stay the same, Cisco says
Standards bodies working on specs for new high-speed backplanes may be getting their act together
Engineers sound off on how to deal with Layer 3 security concerns
UK giant could even table a lower bid!
Operator increases revenues and subscriber numbers but may struggle to reach its projections
Telefónica de España has chosen Riverstone to help build its metro Ethernet network and deliver Layer 2 MPLS VPNs
Nortel announced a string of enhanced IP telephony products today, cranking up the VOIP message
Wireless router startup lands a China Unicom deal to supply wireless data services
Cisco's metro DWDM factory in Sweden -- originally Qeyton Systems -- is dörene lukkes
Gartner says Dell entry into PDA market will kill off the weak and strengthen Microsoft's hand
A breakthrough at STMicroelectronics paves the way to silicon circuits that integrate optics and electronics
Finally, straight from the horse's mouth: Carriers talk about what they're looking for from vendors
Telecom startup investments down 50 percent from last year as VC scene stays grim
— R. Scott Raynovich
President Chirac swears hypocritical oath
They're also asking: At what speed does a separate chip stop making sense?
CoSine has been adding to its customer list, so why are its revenues still around $5 million a quarter?
What is it about Belgium in October? This year it's a proposed 3G deadline moratorium for the mobile carriers
Claims to have the only chipset that supports ADSL, VDSL, and Ethernet in the First Mile
Billionaire Mark Cuban sees cable company Charter Communications as leading 'bit merchant,' grabs a 5.3% stake
Microsoft's making headway in mobile through partnerships rather than products, says a Wireless Oracle report
Alcatel shores up its strength in the DSL market with a kinder, denser DSLAM and two contract extensions
Launches easy-to-use VOIP gateway for small operators in the international reseller market
VCs invested almost half a billion dollars in wireless startups in just three months -- that's nearly half our annual bar bill!!
Orange's claim that SPV users have unlimited data access is discredited by 'fair usage policy' in customer contract
Free-space optics is now a viable option for backhaul over distances of 2 km to 3 km, says specialist startup
Lucent wants to sell its ATM product line for upwards of $600M, and Cisco and Sycamore may be interested
Earnings season shows carriers beginning to stabilize earnings, but there's still no sign of new project spending
The 14-month legal battle is over, as both companies agree to an out-of-court settlement; Riverstone gets $12M
With bad news dogging JDS Uniphase, analysts concoct a Knight-in-Shining-Armour theory
A passel of startups say their algorithms can steal a slice of the search engine semiconductor market
Carrier spending on its long-haul kit dwindles; it may have less than $530 in monthly revenue per employee
Lantern has selected a CEO with RBOC connections. Is that enough for survival?
Proxim, Ericsson, and Agere combine to tempt operators with WLAN. But will the new partnership be called PEA or APE?
Stalling for time? Just sue everyone in sight
Fortinet readies a gigabit hardware-based firewall and antivirus product
Startups announce more chips targeting TCP traffic this week at the Network Processor Conference
More than 200 carriers have answered Light Reading's survey on CWDM/DWDM
Foundry's new focus on enterprise switching pays dividends; stock pops after Q3 profits, improved fundamentals
Bondholder in Colt Telecom is getting spooked, saying the company is insolvent and should be reorganized
One of the worst bets networking companies made during the bubble may have been on bricks and mortar
The day before it announces Q3 earnings, Avici announces a customer win. Will it perk up investors?
The hot topic at the Network Processors Conference: Who can survive, and how?
Says it's broken a price barrier that's held back widespread use of off-the-shelf packet switch chips
Orange's claim that SPV users have unlimited data access discredited by 'fair usage policy' in customer contract
Lucent's pumping services and mobility, but cutting funds in some other areas
Hutch ups NEC 3G order (see those handsets here!)... but where's Motorola?
That's the world's first handset using Microsoft's Smartphone 2002 operating system, and not a nasty disease
Chip giant's VC arm to pump more funds into WLAN startups.
Monster firewalls with high-speed throughput and integrated security features are taking shape
It's a tough time to convert university projects into startups, as Transpectrum has found out
As the telecom industry sinks deeper into trouble, AcceLight, Allegro, and DigiLens trim their workforces
Symbol entices another top Cisco exec away with promises of life in the wireless fastlane of Holtsville, N.Y
$40 million in cash buys TriQuint the No. 2 spot in the optical components market
WLAN for the EU brigade -- but do you get fries with your NIC?
WorldCom has asked the courts to allow it to hand out $25M in bonuses to entice 325 key employees to stay
Despite technology advances, net processor players are forced to follow the money, targeting smaller systems
Participants can start monitoring their access lines in Light Reading's pioneering scheme
Sprint lights a fire under data pricing in the US with an offer designed to encourage consumers to sample PCS Vision
Nokia 7650 trumps the Palms and iPaqs of this world, as Microsoft looms large in the device OS space
MRV's Luminent subsidiary has ditched a chunk of its passive components business UPDATED 10/22 11:50AM
Someone please buy these guys a calculator
Late to market, it claims it had to come up with something better than everyone else
Deal mirrors an earlier one between Ciena and Équipe and could help WaveSmith sell to incumbent carriers
Marvell is ending its contract to supply chips to Intel, not the other way around, as investors may have thought
Partner Kyocera has iBurst base stations ready, as the Unstrung 25er preps deployment in Australia
Edge routing startup Crescent lays off two thirds of its staff and announces product test results
Operator in a flap over news leak
Losses get larger, market gets smaller, but that's not enough to throw optimistic senior execs
Handsets this year? Have we heard that before?
As its stock continues to trade below $1, Lucent looks for a way to remain on the NYSE
Tellabs' Michael Birck reiterates his intent to stay the course. But today's earnings show it isn't fun
The QOS-managing chips are all the rage with network processor vendors, but developing them is a challenge
Phoenix Photonics is aiming to take over the ideas and assets of defunct startup ProtoDel
Startup says its dispersion-compensating and FEC chips can slash the cost of 10-Gbit/s transceivers
"It's crap guys, it's all crap!"
The access market is stagnant, but AFC still increases revenues by 8 percent
Openwave's increased focus on Java may help it make more money on its browser software
Nokia's Q3 gives a little burst of sunshine to a gloomy wireless industry
A new contract deepens Agere's relationship with superpower Huawei
Operators' association to create new board from senior carrier executives in effort to promote standards, avoid foul-ups
Revenue at Extreme and Cisco is down, but Foundry’s is on the rise. What gives in enterprise switching?
Coming in through the back door? It's easy with the wireless network at the CTIA show
The growth in international Net connections has slowed, according to TeleGeography; demand may be another story
A flurry of announcements hints at an uptick in sales of wavelength services. Are we seeing a serious trend?
Williams Communications has emerged from Chapter 11 with a new name, less debt... and no CEO
IPWireless updates software to enable Euro-roaming as well as surfin' and speedin' through Las Vegas
Riverstone is the latest routing vendor to announce support for Fast Reroute technology
Is Intel looking to corner the security-processor market with its IXP2850?
Has it finally captured prized French asset SFR? Potential deal worth up to €13B, but Vivendi could intervene
Motorola has pushed itself into profit but doesn't much fancy market conditions in the near future
Lightchip's assets are split up and sold to Confluent Photonics and Digital Lightwave
Yipeee!! GGSN shop Megisto finally has a customer trial it can talk about -- and some real performance figures
WorldCom could celebrate a bit of good news today as the courts approved $350M in additional financing
If it's Tuesday, it must be Belgium! Do the i-mode folk have a hidden appreciation of naff 1960s movies?
New market study and Light Reading report say Fiber-to-the-Home deployments are on the rise
Senior VP Mike Volpi says Cisco is wooing the big guns of incumbent carriers instead
Sarvega is one of several startups offering hardware-based XML acceleration. Will it catch on?
The parallel optics maker secures a reseller agreement and purchase order with Tyco Electronics
With its sales falling, Corvis won't be able to offer Huber's startups as much support as in days past
The massive outage on the UUNet backbone signals a trend of service degradation in telecom, observers say
Seven vendors are touting the world's first GMPLS multivendor interoperability demo. Should you care?
Struggling vendor trumpets supply agreement with mmO2 but disowns the rather pleasant valuation of $150 million
T-Mobile set to inherit Quam's customers, while fellow struggler MobilCom holds on by its financial fingertips
Stealthy Ceterus has received more than $13 million for its upcoming work in the access space
Components startups are dropping like flies, but their technology is surviving
Up to 10,000 jobs will be cut in ongoing restructuring that could mean curtains for some products
Completing the first major overhaul of our private firm ranking, it’s the revamp of our components and service provider Top 5
Up to 10,000 employees will be cut in ongoing restructuring that could also mean curtains for some products
Bags BellSouth as a customer, makes its quarterly numbers, but analysts still aren't happy
US General Accounting Office dismisses protests about WorldCom's defense contract
Bookshop plan has major flaw: It comes with a fee
Says SK stumped up for Seoul trial
Two startups and a Corning subsidiary have won US government cash for promising research projects
The CWDM systems startup has raised an extra $8M, says that's all it needs to compete with metro DWDM
Woof! Something's getting mighty whiffy on the old continent; no, it's not Ray's socks -- it's Euro sub predictions
Juniper and Cisco propose different methods for signaling in emerging MPLS networks
Yes, it's the sequel to yesterday's hardware Top 5 review as we shuffle and fumble with our other categories
You may already be a winner!
Light Reading's latest report provides a primer on IP QOS - just in time for today's Webinar on QOS chips
Danish startup Alight plans to use photonic crystal technology to make high-power VCSELs
Cuts at AT&T and Qwest have put a damper on telecom and cable job opportunities in the Mile High City
Says its big drop in Q3 revenues is an anomaly; revenues will return to 'above $30M' next quarter UPDATED NOON
Lucent's Springtide wireless router may be for the chop; could a Cisco partnership fill the GGSN hole?
Lucent's Springtide wireless router may be for the chop, according to analysts; could a Cisco partnership fill the GGSN hole?
Equipment vendors say they know what incumbent carriers want when it comes to deploying MPLS or ATM
Optical Oracle looks at who will (and won't) be likely to prosper during the telecom turnaround
IPWireless and WaterCove are new entries in the hardware Top 5 section, but who will have to give way?
After nearly a year in trials, the optical Ethernet startup's bagged a key European customer. What's next?
With just 36 staff and a few million dollars, the startup has made amazing progress in broadband access equipment
RBOCs and CLECs continue to flail at each other: Which side will the referee take?
Capex vs Opex
– Jay Liebowitz
Microsoft's wireless phoney war continues, but it'll be next year before the shooting really starts...
The market for next-gen voice networks is so soft that vendors are going to get squeezed, say analysts
Netrake details its new edge box, which helps carriers get into the VOIP game
A new Cisco tool provides aims to beef up MPLS Fast Reroute, an alternative to Sonet protection
Bludgeoned by Ericsson and Nokia, messaging specialists talk of merger
If you’re a mobile data skeptic, maybe you should get out more and have some fun
Better late than never: Mass production of dualmode 3G handsets finally kicks off in Germany
While industry conditions continue to tank, a service provider 'confidence index' shows a blip of optimism
This is your brain on Whampoa
Startup Dune Network says its distributed switch fabric can extend the working life of routers and switches
205,557 people lost their jobs in telecom in the first 9 months of 2002, but the rate of layoffs may be slowing
Seranoa Networks says its box shaves 75 percent off WAN router costs. What's its secret?
Major CDMA operator SK Telecom sends a signal that alternate wireless data strategies are under serious consideration
Location-based software developer expands relationship with Orange to help operator deploy greater range of services
Beleaguered equipment maker notches an edge router win, but is it enough?
Strikes a deal worth $111M for Nortel's optical transmitter, receiver, and amplifier business UPDATED 12:30PM
WorldCom's outage is blamed on a software glitch, but the company isn't saying whether it was Cisco or Juniper
CTC Communications files for bankruptcy protection and leaves Cisco on the hook for $57.9M
Got cash? Valuations are top of mind as startups pitch their wares for investors
No trial with Telecom Italia Mobile, still not revealing names of carriers testing its kit
Enables virtual LAN capabilities for access-point owners and brings 802.11a kit to Europe
Products designed to replace Sonet ADMs in metro transport networks are on the upswing, says IDC
Tim Sullivan is out the door, and another round of layoffs is underway. More product may be on the block
Thierry Breton, the new France Telecom chief, is known as a turnaround artist. What's in his bag of tricks?
Hawkish on Telecom
— R. Scott Raynovich
Nortel has dissolved its Metro and Enterprise division in a reorg that could signal a selloff strategy
Services delivery specialist set to add to Hutchison account, adds device recognition capability to platform
Entrepreneurs and VCs try to massage their differences at an investment conference. Where are the therapists?
Company closes down after 14 years developing integrated optical components
Is DT 'Stalin' for time? Analysts think it unlikely the carrier will pawn its cash-generating E. European assets
Puts its money where its handsets are by investing in Hutchison 3G HK just as NTT DoCoMo writes down its stake in UK business
The company is close to announcing some big RBOC contracts, but analysts still fret over enterprise spending
Deutsche Telekom says it will cut nearly 30,000 jobs -- maybe just the beginning of European carrier misery
Japanese giant revalues its overseas holdings, attracting the ire of 3G partner Hutchison Whampoa
Some may grumble over Osmine, but Tellabs says it's key to RBOC sales **UPDATED 10/2 6 PM**
ADSL vendors turn the other way as potential RBOC customers tell them what they want from first-mile Ethernet
Corvis has spent at least $11M on gratings from a company controlled by its chairman and founder, David Huber
Uncooled 10-Gbit/s EML is just the start of what ASIP promises with its integration technology UPDATED 10/2 10AM
What's the status of end-to-end control and provisioning of carrier networks?
As Feds probe his stock sales and management role, GlobalX chairman pledges $25M to employees burnt by 401Ks
Actelis says it has the goods to aggregate copper pairs to deliver up to 50 Mbit/s. Will service providers care?
Siemens may trade its handset biz for Motorola's wireless networks empire. Or could a straight sale be in the cards?