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Zhone Takes Top Turkey Award
News Analysis | 11/28/2003

Its reverse merger with Tellium wins the No. 1 spot in Light Reading's 2003 Top Ten Turkeys

Core Router Market 'About to Revive'
News Analysis | 11/28/2003

Sales will rise by nearly 20% next year but edge routers will do even better, says Synergy Research

Alliance Targets High-Speed Backplanes
News Analysis | 11/28/2003

Group aims to standardize multilevel signaling to boost the speed of backplane transceiver chips

Euro Alliances Get a Grilling
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/28/2003

Anti-Vodafone partnerships lambasted for likely future failure

Telkom vs Telcordia: Case Not Closed
News Analysis | 11/28/2003

Court quashes arbitration decision; sends the South African operator and OSS firm to the Supreme Court of Appeal

Regulator Cuts Telekom's Fees
News Analysis | 11/28/2003

German regulator cuts interconnection charges by almost 10%, leaving Deutsche Telekom out of pocket

Ericsson Ships Dualmode 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/27/2003

Says it now has basestation equipment that can be configured for CDMA or W-CDMA networks

NEA Eyeing More VOIP Deals
News Analysis | 11/27/2003

VC's $12M injection into service provider Vonage is stepping stone to further investments, says partner

Turkey Awards
Column | 11/27/2003

Light Reading's second annual Turkey awards

Atheros Files for IPO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/27/2003

Wireless LAN chipmaker applies to SEC for a $100M listing as the US winds down for Thanksgiving

Accton Fires Up Engim
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/26/2003

Small chip player lands a deal for RF management with large global manufacturer of access points

Alcatel Tests VOIP Waters in Russia
News Analysis | 11/26/2003

Wins deal with an alternative carrier that's looking to bypass high access charges

10-GigE: Ethernet's Next Hope
News Analysis | 11/26/2003

10-Gbit/s Ethernet heats up as prices fall, new markets emerge, and next-generation products roll out

Report Unveils Top IP VPN Providers
News Analysis | 11/26/2003

Boardwatch Insider report profiles the service providers set to dominate the international IP VPN market

Siemens Claims 160-Gbit/s Milestone
News Analysis | 11/26/2003

Says commercial systems may be only 2 or 3 years away, now that the technology has moved into field trials

Voodoo Goes It Alone
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/26/2003

Australian subsidiary forced into lone 3G network rollout

AMCC, ZettaCom Cut Staff
News Analysis | 11/25/2003

From A to Z, the network processor world continues to feel the pain. Can you say, 'offshoring'?

Aruba to 'Don' LeBeau?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/25/2003

Wireless LAN startup targets ex-Cisco bigwig for top spot

FCC Picks VOIP Experts
News Analysis | 11/25/2003

Announces its agenda and panelists for the first VOIP Forum meeting on December 1

Juniper 'On the Prowl'
News Analysis | 11/25/2003

Files another shelf offering for up to $1B in various securities, as sources say it's angling for wireless plays

Juniper 'On the Prowl'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/25/2003

Files another shelf offering for up to $1B in various securities, as sources say it's angling for wireless plays

End of the Road for Kymata?
News Analysis | 11/25/2003

Avanex is shutting operations in Livingston, Scotland, the headquarters of former AWG startup Kymata

Nokia Mulls CDMA Move
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/25/2003

Vendor chews over the possibility of joining CDMA network infrastructure market

Multimode Is More
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/24/2003

Analysts see WLAN chip vendors pulling out all the stops in 2004, supplying multi-purpose integrated gear

Alloptic Gets Asia-Pac-Happy
News Analysis | 11/24/2003

Ericsson Australia will market and sell Alloptic's Ethernet PON gear to carriers all over Asia

VOIP Gear Hits a Speedbump
News Analysis | 11/24/2003

Q3 was weak, but next-gen voice products are on track for long-term growth, says Infonetics

IP Management Gains Favor
News Analysis | 11/24/2003

A movement's afoot to help carriers migrate from expensive OSI- to IP-based management of Sonet/SDH nets

Voice Over WLAN Ups Stakes
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/24/2003

Unstrung Insider claims Voice Over Wireless LAN market could become key to 802.11 vendor success

VPN Customers Spoilt by Choices
News Analysis | 11/24/2003

Some carriers now offer so many VPN services that they're in danger of confusing customers

A Moment of Veritas
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/24/2003

Veritas tops the ratings in our latest market perception report... truly

Vonage Raises $35M
News Analysis | 11/24/2003

New Enterprise Associates leads round that takes VOIP service provider's total funding to $65.3M

Marvell Plays Catchup in GigE
News Analysis | 11/24/2003

Officials acknowledge the delays in its new Gigabit Ethernet switch chips, but say things are back on track

Rumor du Jour: Nortspace?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/21/2003

Industry scuttlebutt has it that Nortel will announce an OEM deal with switch startup Airespace soon... or not

RBOC VOIP Coming in 2004
News Analysis | 11/21/2003

All four North American regional incumbents have announced VOIP plans for next year, amid regulatory turmoil

Occam Raises More Cash
News Analysis | 11/21/2003

DLC vendor grabs new funding, but the common stock is getting squeezed as it races to make a profit

It's Alive: 802.11 Switches On
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/21/2003

It may be early days, but analysts reckon the WLAN switch market is a grower

Verizon Expands MPLS Plans
News Analysis | 11/21/2003

To add 300 routers to its network, expand IP service offerings – Cisco & Juniper likely to benefit, say analysts

Ebbers Gets Brief Reprieve
News Analysis | 11/21/2003

Court cites schedule clash, drops charges against Bernie. But it won't let the former WorldCom chief off the hook

Qwest May Want Allegiance
News Analysis | 11/21/2003

RBOC wants to buy bankrupt Allegiance Telecom for $350M, according to media reports

Siemens Has Hopes at AT&T
News Analysis | 11/20/2003

Siemens is touting a test of long-haul gear at AT&T. But don't get your hopes up just yet

AT&T Sticks to Its Guns on UMTS
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/20/2003

Despite the possibility of more layoffs, AT&T Wireless says it is committed to a limited UMTS rollout in 2004

Net2Phone Raises $58.5M
News Analysis | 11/20/2003

Fills coffers via secondary stock offering to prepare for MSO marketing push; competition with Vonage heats up

Network Elements Bags $15M
News Analysis | 11/20/2003

The startup claims a cash infusion and deal with TriQuint will help it reach self-sufficiency

Silicon Starts to Shine
News Analysis | 11/20/2003

UK researchers are looking for a partner to help them commercialize silicon light-emitters at telecom wavelengths

Headcount: Offshoring, Dude!
News Analysis | 11/20/2003

More Jobs go overseas, Onetta loses a CEO, Photuris furloughs, Riverstone turnover is not a kind of dessert

HSDPA to the Rescue?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/20/2003

Probably not, but that isn't stopping analysts talking up '3.5G' technology despite lack of demand for services

Alcatel Says Recovery on Track
News Analysis | 11/20/2003

CFO says all lines of business to be profitable in 2004 following revamp and cost cuts

Sources: SBC Multiservice RFP Killed
News Analysis | 11/19/2003

Has put an edge services and MPLS project on the back burner, affecting a number of equipment suppliers

Lucent's VOIP Group Gets a Boost
News Analysis | 11/19/2003

Signs a deal with Qwest that might help draw a line under its past dithering in the softswitch market

Aruba Follows European Trail
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/19/2003

802.11 switch startup is the latest player to jump aboard the European enterprise bandwagon

France Telecom Taps DSL Growth
News Analysis | 11/19/2003

Euro incumbent to co-market specialty devices to drive premium content such as audio and video

How Big Is FTTP for AFC?
News Analysis | 11/19/2003

The Verizon FTTP partnership with AFCI could boost revenues - but don't expect bubble-like expansion

Yipes Switches CEO Again
News Analysis | 11/19/2003

Yipes has quietly replaced its CEO, and rumors are circulating that it could be in financial trouble again

Eslambolchi Tops Ten
News Analysis | 11/18/2003

AT&T CTO tops the list of new Movers & Shakers, as faces from the bubble slip into the past

Netgear Addresses Small Biz
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/18/2003

Small switch geared to voice-over-wireless-LAN is unexciting - but cheap!

Ricochet: Dead Again?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/18/2003

Wireless broadband pioneer might be closing out its second life

Survival of the Smallest
News Analysis | 11/18/2003

Components player consolidation continues as two indium phosphide specialists, ASIP and ThreeFive, join forces

MCI Suddenly Goes 'Soft'
News Analysis | 11/18/2003

Preparing to emerge from Chapter 11, MCI's revenues hit a bump as pricing pressures kick in

Huawei Teams With Microsoft
News Analysis | 11/18/2003

Partnering with the biggest software company in the world is sure to up the ante with Cisco

IDC Sees Modest FTTP Growth
News Analysis | 11/18/2003

Big forecasts for fiber to the premises are likely overblown, according to figures from IDC

Survey: Carrier Dough Flows to IP/MPLS
News Analysis | 11/18/2003

More interest is building in carrier investments in IP/MPLS infrastructure, says Infonetics

Broadcom Battles Interference
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/17/2003

Broadcom tries to steal a march on rival Intel with software to make Bluetooth and 802.11 play nice

Airespace Cracks Europe
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/17/2003

802.11 switch startup swings into Europe on back of first regional customer win

Motorola Joins BPON Craze
News Analysis | 11/17/2003

Company's first commercial PON chip aims at broadband deployments described in the FTTx RFP

Aruba Teams With NCR, Avaya
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/17/2003

Every startup needs a lift, and Aruba just got services and support equivalent with the big folks'

DSL Heads for 60M Users
News Analysis | 11/17/2003

Global usage leaps again in Q3 and looks set to break 60M barrier by end of year, predicts Point Topic

Internet Photonics Notches Telco Win
News Analysis | 11/17/2003

TDS Metrocom is buying CWDM gear to deploy wavelength services

Hotspot Roaming 'Required'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/14/2003

Wireless consultancy says operators will shrivel and die if they don't start working together

Components Dogged by Price Cuts
News Analysis | 11/14/2003

Even as volumes perk up, vendors still have to contend with falling prices

Did Founders Profit on Zhone Loans?
News Analysis | 11/14/2003

Zhone's founders made high-interest loans to their own company

The Death & Life of Sonet/SDH
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/14/2003

Le SDH est mort... Vive le SDH!

Incumbents Grab RPR Mantle
News Analysis | 11/14/2003

Demand for RPR has put Cisco and Nortel atop the heap, while startups struggle for recognition

Zhone Gets a Symbol (and Layoffs)
News Analysis | 11/14/2003

Zhone Technologies kicks off its first official day as a public company by slashing jobs after buying Tellium

Nokia's Testing Titters
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/14/2003

Finnish allegedly-exploding-handset maker at last has reason to smile as Belgian watchdog is hoodwinked

The Death & Life of Sonet/SDH
Column | 11/14/2003

The Death & Life of Sonet/SDH – Scott Clavenna

ReefEdge Gets Wedge
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/13/2003

WLAN appliance startup snags $13M, talks up branch office products, and denies talk of layoffs

Zarlink Chip Targets PWE3
News Analysis | 11/13/2003

The company's new Ethernet chip adds to the pool of circuit emulation silicon

Buffett Sheds Level 3 Shares
News Analysis | 11/13/2003

Warren Buffett's investment company rids itself of more than 18 million Level 3 shares

Downturn Fog Clearing in Europe
News Analysis | 11/13/2003

Reports from three incumbent carriers bolster hopes that Europe's emerged from the telecom downturn

Poll Finds RBOCs Tepid on FTTP
News Analysis | 11/13/2003

Light Reading poll suggests RBOCs aren't going to go crazy on fiber to the premises

Bouygues Mulls EDGE Rollout
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/13/2003

French carrier admits it is contemplating investment in EDGE technology

Quantum Crypto Gets a Chance
News Analysis | 11/13/2003

The price has dropped, and the science is more practical, but that doesn't mean it's for everyone

Telcos Turn On, Tune In to TV
News Analysis | 11/12/2003

Broadband TV suppliers say video is key to enhancing services for carriers, and they don't mean just triple play

Cisco's SWAN Song
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/12/2003

Cisco's long on talk and short on details about when all the pieces of its wired/ wireless integration play will be in place

802.11 Kit Sales Soar
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/12/2003

Sales of wireless LAN equipment hit strongest-ever quarter

UWB Standards Split?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/12/2003

With UWB standards process in a deadlock, rival groups may go their own ways

No Nun Bashing at Cisco
News Analysis | 11/12/2003

Shareholders turned down a Sisterly proposal to report pay disparities, but at least they were nice about it

Cisco Lines Up Latitude
News Analysis | 11/12/2003

Buys Web conference software maker to enhance its IP PBX call server, but it will be competing with Microsoft

DSL Fuels Second Thoughts on FTTP
News Analysis | 11/12/2003

Experts say DSL, not fiber to the premises, is what the RBOCs mean by 'access'

Cisco to Announce 802.11 Updates
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/11/2003

802.11g, security, and management upgrades chief among Cisco's plans for WLAN launch mañana

Headcount: Numbers Games
News Analysis | 11/11/2003

Nortel trims optical jobs, Gluon moves on, Trapeze VP swings away, and it's musical chairs at ADC

Isis Taps Atrica
News Analysis | 11/11/2003

German service provider awards contract to optical Ethernet startup

US Refutes Iraq GSM Report
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/11/2003

Authority disputes claims that high-profile GSM license awards were plagued by 'cronyism'

Cavium Boards Remain a Sideshow
News Analysis | 11/11/2003

Other security tech firms have moved from chips to boards, but Cavium claims the chip biz is still solid

PhotonEx Falls Into 40Gig Hole
News Analysis | 11/11/2003

Long-haul startup can't find customers for 40 Gig, even with $178M in funding

Cisco Takes a Stab at SSL
News Analysis | 11/10/2003

Cisco's new SSL solution targets upgrades, but it might not scale enough for new buildouts

Ericsson Keeps CDMA Faith
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/10/2003

Vendor stays loyal to loss-making CDMA business in light of future plans

Moto Snaps Up UWB Play
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/10/2003

Motorola acquires ultrawideband ally XtremeSpectrum -- some say it was a forced sale

802.11 Startup Targets Testing
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/10/2003

WLAN testing startup Azimuth claims to offer better 802.11 performance testing -- by removing troublesome RF weirdness

Wireless LAN Startup Targets Testing
News Analysis | 11/10/2003

Azimuth claims to offer better 802.11 performance testing - by removing troublesome RF weirdness

Sources: Qwest Case Broadening
News Analysis | 11/10/2003

Justice Department and SEC investigations now include several telecom equipment vendors

KPL's Startup Struggle
News Analysis | 11/10/2003

Optical 'Mover & Shaker' Kevin Kalkhoven looks to have produced a portfolio pockmarked with limbo startups

Engineers' Jobs Debated in Poll
News Analysis | 11/10/2003

Light Reading poll weighs up the pros and cons of engineers working for vendors rather than carriers

Stealth Intros VOIP Peering
News Analysis | 11/7/2003

Stealth Communications has introduced an exchange point for voice-over-IP traffic

Cisco Prepping SSL Story
News Analysis | 11/7/2003

Cisco on Monday will be announcing plans to add SSL capabilities to its 3000 VPN concentrator

Testing Players Go SAN Blasting
News Analysis | 11/7/2003

The big testing players are taking on SANs: Here's why

Hutch's Subscriber U-Turn
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/7/2003

UK startup hints that million subscriber goal by year end remains unrealistic target

Intel Acquires Mobilian
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/7/2003

Startup 'firesale' should add to firm's Bluetooth and WLAN offerings for mobile devices UPDATED 2:00:00 PM

Long Haul Has a Pulse
News Analysis | 11/7/2003

It may just be inventory burn-off, but JDS and Avanex say long-haul business picked up last quarter

Ciena & Sycamore: New Deals?
News Analysis | 11/6/2003

As 2003 winds down, analysts say carriers are starting to make final product selections for key RFPs

PacketFront Crosses the Pond
News Analysis | 11/6/2003

Swedish Ethernet access company lands its first North American customer, says it's got a triple-play plan

Light Reading Launches Chip Survey
News Analysis | 11/6/2003

Semiconductor vendors called on to make sure their companies and products are correctly listed

Introducing... Normenscatoni!
Column | 11/6/2003

Introducing... Normenscatoni!
– R. Scott Raynovich

DoCoMo Eyes Greeks
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/6/2003

Carrier is looking for another back door into Europe for its wireless data platform

Cisco Holds the Line
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/6/2003

The company's earnings come in ahead of plan, but revenue guidance remains lukewarm

Cisco Holds the Line
News Analysis | 11/6/2003

The company's earnings come in ahead of plan, but revenue guidance remains lukewarm

Sandburst Targets Taiwan
News Analysis | 11/6/2003

Chip firm thinks the low-cost Ethernet market is ready for network processors, even if others don't agree

CWDM Gets a Boost
News Analysis | 11/5/2003

Metro optical gear and SANs will benefit from standard CWDM interfaces

War on Wireless Worms
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/5/2003

Startups develop systems that can stop enterprise 802.11 networks from being a backdoor for viruses and worms

VCs: 'We're Not Broken, Dammit!'
News Analysis | 11/5/2003

A panel of four venture capitalists at NGN 2003 vote to keep their jobs

Tyco to Unload Telecom Assets
News Analysis | 11/5/2003

Conglomerate cuts 7,200 jobs and says it will sell the world's largest undersea telecom network

Tellabs CEO to Retire... Again
News Analysis | 11/5/2003

Michael Birck says he's going for good next April. The search for a successor has begun

Chinese 3G Faces Further Delay
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/5/2003

Media reports hint at possible 2005 award date for 3G licences

Nortel Takes Its Own VPN Route
News Analysis | 11/5/2003

Nortel is the first company to combine IPSec and SSL VPNs onto the same platform

E2O Stretches VCSEL Range
News Analysis | 11/4/2003

After a false start, E2O announces it's produced VCSELs at 1310nm and even 1550nm

Trapeze Sales VP Sails Off
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/4/2003

More trouble at Trapeze: The US sales boss is gone

TeleGlobe Gobbles Up ITXC
News Analysis | 11/4/2003

Analysts say it creates a giant wholesale powerhouse, but the margins are still a bit thin

Startup Says Quantum Crypto Is Real
News Analysis | 11/4/2003

Quantum cryptography goes commercial as startup MagiQ begins shipping its first system

Avaya & Extreme Team on VOIP
News Analysis | 11/4/2003

The new alliance reflects the growing demand for voice-over-IP services in the enterprise

Level 3 Eyes Return to Euro VOIP
News Analysis | 11/4/2003

Considers return to a market it abandoned in 2001 and expands further in growing German market

Voice Over WLAN Gets the Nod
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/4/2003

Unstrung readers give big thumbs up to voice over wireless LAN technology

Conexant, Globespan Merge
News Analysis | 11/4/2003

The mammoth 'merger of equals' could be a boost for GlobespanVirata's recently acquired 802.11 chip operations

FCC Busts AT&T on 'Do-Not-Call'
News Analysis | 11/3/2003

Accuses AT&T of breaking Do-Not-Call rules, proposes fine of $780,000

Redback Closes a Chapter
News Analysis | 11/3/2003

One-time broadband equipment leader files for bankruptcy, proposes leaving shareholders with only 5%

Juniper Touts New Edge Lineup
News Analysis | 11/3/2003

Juniper gets some new edge routers, which it's using to target Cisco 7200 and 7500 for replacement

Legra's Crypto Coming Out
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/3/2003

Switch startup goes big on security as it announces general availability of its boxes

Conexant, Globespan Merge
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/3/2003

The mammoth 'merger of equals' could be a boost for GlobespanVirata's recently acquired 802.11 chip operations

Nokia Sweeps Up Tahoe
News Analysis | 11/3/2003

Finnish vendor adds remaining Tahoe staff to payroll but refutes suggestion of 'acquisition'

Nokia Sweeps Up Tahoe
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/3/2003

Finnish vendor adds remaining Tahoe staff to payroll but refutes suggestion of 'acquisition'

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