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Extreme Switches Up
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/31/2004

Extreme talks up Linux and VOIP as part of its WLAN switch strategy

Bandwidth9 Thinks Shorter
News Analysis | 5/31/2004

Still in business, the VCSEL startup has turned its eye toward 1310nm devices

Larry Has Left the Building
News Analysis | 5/31/2004

Lawrence Roberts has left the CTO post at Caspian to pursue his next venture

Équipe Forfeits Match
News Analysis | 5/28/2004

Last-minute offer from Lucent was on the table, sources say. But what happened next?

AT&T Pushes Nokia?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/28/2004

Scuttlebutt suggests carrier has reneged on Nokia push-to-talk deal in favor of domestic vendors

C&W Buys British Bulldog
News Analysis | 5/28/2004

Acquires alternative business broadband operator Bulldog Communications

BigBand Holds Off IPO Plans
News Analysis | 5/28/2004

The company might have the numbers to go public, but the acquisition of ADC assets will delay any IPO aspirations

Freescale Halts Net Processor Line
News Analysis | 5/27/2004

The former Motorola chip group stops development of the former C-Port's network processors

Comcast's Virile VOIP Story
News Analysis | 5/27/2004

Will Comcast have 40 million VOIP customers by 2006? Not even close

Video Test Firm Draws $11.5M
News Analysis | 5/27/2004

Psytechnics doubles its funding on the back of its video test-and-measurement software plans

Nortel Scotches Starent Rumors
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/27/2004

Canadian incumbent denies speculation it is considering acquisition of wireless router startup

NetSpira Cranks Up
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/27/2004

Spanish startup finds its voice after earlier muted success

Adtran, Calix Add Alltel Wins
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/27/2004

Calix goes from DLC to central-office DSLAM, while Adtran quietly wins the DSLAM price war

Nortel Hires a Statesman
News Analysis | 5/27/2004

Nortel's appointed John Manley, former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, to replace Frank Dunn

Softbank Buys Japan Telecom
News Analysis | 5/27/2004

$3 billion acquisition heralds a move into the business user market

RGB Networks Goes Green
News Analysis | 5/26/2004

Startup backed by Kleiner Perkins and Accel says new box gives cable head ends 10 times the density at 1/10 the cost

Littlefeet Finds Littlebuyer
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/26/2004

Startup a good fit for Swedish wireless repeater vendor, apparently

Lucent Flagged for Cingular 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/26/2004

Analysts tout US vendor as a potential surprise supplier of commercial UMTS network UPDATED MAY 27

Beware the Flying Phone!
LR Mobile Column | 5/26/2004

Beware the Flying Phone!
It ain't easy to get real specs for wireless infrastructure products

Carriers Weigh Savings With Cisco CRS-1
News Analysis | 5/26/2004

Cisco says its new router will have a life cycle of 10 to 20 years. Carriers pray it's so

Dunn's Done With Nortel
News Analysis | 5/26/2004

Frank Dunn finally severs the last cord with Nortel by quitting the board... Yes, he was still on it!

Geiger Steps Up to Pedestal
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/26/2004

Former AFC marketing VP arrives at DSLAM startup to help build its triple-play story

Border Controllers Booming
News Analysis | 5/26/2004

Ridgeway Systems gets eaten by Tandberg, NexTone lays out its Asian plans, and Ingate gets more cash

Telcordia Dumps Tradeshow
News Analysis | 5/26/2004

OFC buys NFOEC from Telcordia, ending the show's 19-year run as a standalone event

Chambers Expects Cisco Dominance
News Analysis | 5/25/2004

CEO wants Cisco to rule every corner of the networking world, starting with the CRS-1 launch

WiMax Switching Ahoy?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/25/2004

Probably not, but WLAN startups are clearly starting to think about the MAN

Nextel & Moto WiDEN Ties
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/25/2004

Carrier confirms commitment to vendor’s kit, despite analyst reports of previous 'frosty' relationship

Cisco Unveils the HFR
News Analysis | 5/25/2004

Now called the CRS-1, the core router includes a new operating system that could define the next era at Cisco

Software Licensing Gridlock
News Analysis | 5/25/2004

Software licensing models may need to change to support the grid computing movement

SBC Strikes Deal With Union
News Analysis | 5/25/2004

'Tentative' agreement between SBC and CWA includes reversal of offshoring deal and the right to next-gen jobs

Former Employees Sue Movaz, CEO
News Analysis | 5/25/2004

Three former employees of Movaz are accusing the company of discrimination and harassment

Juniper Celebrates Itself
News Analysis | 5/24/2004

Juniper just happens to realize its T-series core router is 25 months old the day before Cisco's big PR fest

Infonetics: WLAN Switches Sizzle
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/24/2004

Researchers predict double-digit growth for wireless LAN switch market through 2007

Seranoa Tackles Backhaul Bandwidth
News Analysis | 5/24/2004

The vendor says its new IPeX400 box halves the cost of backhauling T1 traffic over Sonet metro access networks

Lucent Buys Softswitch Vendor Telica
News Analysis | 5/24/2004

Shells out $295M in stock and options for one of Light Reading's Top Ten Private Companies UPDATED 4PM

Vendors Vie for Service Edge
News Analysis | 5/24/2004

Cisco, Nortel & Tellabs will go head-to-head in a Webinar on multiservice edge platforms this Thursday

Beware the Flying Phone!
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/24/2004

Face it: There's no percentage in concealing key details about wireless infrastructure products

P-Cube Salsas With BellSouth
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/24/2004

Startup scores high-profile win in BellSouth's Latin America unit, and announces a big new 4-gigabit box

P-Cube Salsas With BellSouth
News Analysis | 5/24/2004

Startup scores high-profile win in BellSouth's Latin America unit, announces a big new 4-gigabit box

Bookham Buys Onetta
News Analysis | 5/24/2004

Stock transaction worth $23.5M aims to bolster optical amplifier product line Bookham acquired from Nortel

Agent Provocateurs?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/21/2004

Software agents could give WLAN users more control than ever before, but they need standards first

UWB: From the Lab to Your Pad
LR Mobile Column | 5/21/2004

UWB: From the Lab to Your Pad
Your living room will never be the same again

Make Way for Cisco's HFR
News Analysis | 5/21/2004

As Cisco prepares for a big announcement, more details of its next-gen router come to light

IP Centrex: Too Much Hosted Boasting?
News Analysis | 5/21/2004

There's no lack of hosted VOIP service providers, but where are the signs of success?

Global Crossing Leans on Loans
News Analysis | 5/21/2004

Carlos Slim ups his stake in Global Crossing as the carrier secures a bridging loan from its majority owner

FTTP Influenza
Column | 5/21/2004

Be careful what you wish for...

WLAN’s Billion Dollar Wait
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/21/2004

Revised 802.11 kit sale figures look set to delay quarterly market milestone

Old Boy Network Keeps SBC Going
News Analysis | 5/21/2004

Management and retired former employees look after the network during the CWA strike

Investors Deprecate AFC-Tellabs Deal
News Analysis | 5/21/2004

Shares of Tellabs slide while analysts and investors ask, 'Why bother?'

Will Popular Telephony Scare Skype?
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/20/2004

Popular Telephony will introduce consumer VOIP software but has its sights set on the business market

Interoute Buys Euro Network
News Analysis | 5/20/2004

Pan-European carrier expands eastward with Cecom acquisition, says there's more M&A action on the way

Saunders Assist Leads Cosmos to Victory
News Analysis | 5/20/2004

Raynovich flubs breakaway, nearly blows game; ringer saves the day

Ciena Gets a Grilling
News Analysis | 5/20/2004

Stock plunges as CEO is forced on the defensive over weak results and impact of job cuts on customers

Lucent Falls Wide
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/20/2004

Lack of Wideband-CDMA success has contributed to major fall in network market share, says Gartner

Tellabs Buys AFC for $1.9 Billion
News Analysis | 5/20/2004

Tellabs acquires a major position in the access gear market with acquisition UPDATED 11AM

Azimuth Goes Wild
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/20/2004

Test gear vendor sniffs out a partner in WildPackets

DARPA Starts 100-Tbit Router Race
News Analysis | 5/20/2004

The US goverment has funded two projects to develop an optical packet router capable of scaling to 100 Tbit/s

Verizon Flaunts Fiber Plan
News Analysis | 5/19/2004

Verizon launches its FTTP rollout with strategy and circumstance

Tasman: Lucky Seventh Round?
News Analysis | 5/19/2004

The former Tiara Networks picks up $14.4M in a Series G round that officials really believe will be the last

WiMax Fights Nordic Brush-Off
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/19/2004

Kool-aid drinkin' analysts claim absence of Nokia and Ericsson won't harm prospects for the WiMax industry

Startups Size Up Supercomm
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/19/2004

For a first-time exhibitor, there's no right answer to: How big is too big?

Data Center Power Play
News Analysis | 5/19/2004

British Columbia is rounding up 400 servers from remote offices and collapsing them into 90 data centers

Verizon's FTTP Demo Helps AFC
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/19/2004

RBOC plans to talk up its commitments to FTTP today, which could help restore investor confidence in AFC

Cometa Closes
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/18/2004

Once-ambitious hotspot startup shuts up shop

Alcatel Strengthens Service Edge Story
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/18/2004

Enhances its 7670 routing switch platform, hints about significant wins with US carriers

McLean Follows Manic
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/18/2004

Another Trapezoid marketeer has left for Peribit... something in the water, perhaps?

AT&T Maven: 'Clean Up Your Networks'
News Analysis | 5/18/2004

AT&T exec tells packed Light Reading conference that packet-aware Sonet kit can streamline chaotic metro networks

JDSU Buys E2O
News Analysis | 5/18/2004

JDSU is buying folks again! For $60 million cash, the optics giant boosts its datacom portfolio and customer roster

PicoChip Hot on WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/18/2004

Startup claims its software radio technology will keep base stations WiMax-compliant

Ericsson Cool on WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/18/2004

Swedish vendor is latest big name to take a wary stance on future MAN plans

SEC Details Lucent Fraud Charges
News Analysis | 5/18/2004

Lucent says it's settled for $25M, but embarrassing questions linger: What were the board and top execs doing?

VC Does It!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/17/2004

Good Technology rakes in $45M and Sirific gets $17M, proving once and for all: It's VC like Monday morning

Cisco's IOS Code 'Compromised'
News Analysis | 5/17/2004

Cisco's network was hacked and some IOS 12.3 code lifted, according to a weekend report UPDATED 6PM

AFC Chief Says Sale Makes Sense
News Analysis | 5/17/2004

Morgan Keegan issues note discussing possible AFC-Tellabs marriage, supporting Light Reading's earlier reporting

Patrick Rafter Departs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/17/2004

'Ideas man' leaves Bluesocket to join some other startup we don't write about

Russia Preps for 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/17/2004

Analysts cite recent subscriber boom and 3G network trials as evidence of healthy future market

Hammerhead Strikes at the Edge
News Analysis | 5/17/2004

Yet another company joins the multiservice edge race, with a Layer 2 box meant to fit both ATM and MPLS networks

Cox Declares VOIP 'Ready for Prime Time'
News Analysis | 5/17/2004

The cable company sees 40 percent per-customer savings from VOIP

Nortel Bigwigs Miss User Conference
News Analysis | 5/17/2004

Attendees of the Nortel Carrier Inform conference say executives were noticeable by their absence

N+I: Best in Show
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/14/2004

Behind the flashing lights, noise, and empty promises, the REAL stuff that was good at N+I

Airvana: The Quiet Startup
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/14/2004

Infrastructure startup set to continue with successful low-key market strategy

The (Broad)Band Plays On
News Analysis | 5/14/2004

On Sunday, Telekom Austria is putting 23 musicians in 'private exile' for a virtual symphony performance over broadband

Work Poll: Clean Yer Boards
News Analysis | 5/14/2004

Board directors need to be more objective and communicate more with their shareholders, says Light Reading poll

Nortel Gets Federal Subpoena
News Analysis | 5/14/2004

The feds are poking around Nortel, as the multi-year accounting scandal continues to unfold

Session Controller IPO Scores Success
News Analysis | 5/14/2004

Newport Networks' value has risen 30% since trading started on Wednesday, and it has yet to launch a product

BellSouth Launches IP Centrex Service
News Analysis | 5/14/2004

Lucent wins the equipment contract but the project is only an interim step toward a true hosted VOIP service

Telcordia Nearly Blew Granite Deal
News Analysis | 5/13/2004

At the eleventh hour, it almost lost the acquisition to Amdocs, says source close to deal

Boffins Automate Backbones
News Analysis | 5/13/2004

'Just in Time' protocol could reconfigure networks on the fly, many times more quickly than GMPLS

Nortel Denies Shunning Shasta
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/13/2004

Vendor scotches talk of PDSN replacement deal with startup Starent

Intec Confirms M&A Talks With ADC
News Analysis | 5/13/2004

Issues note to London Stock Exchange to say it's in negotiations to buy ADC's billing unit

Enterprise VOIP: Not So Fast
Column | 5/13/2004

Vendor announcements should be taken with a big pinch of salt

Path 1 Takes the Low Road
News Analysis | 5/13/2004

Launches low-end video-over-IP gateway, in an attempt to fend off heavyweight competition

Vivato Switches Sides
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/13/2004

Startup unveils compact and bijou WLAN box -- just don't call it a switch

Cisco's HFR Gets Mod
News Analysis | 5/12/2004

For Cisco's upcoming core router, a modular software overhaul is both a blessing and a curse, sources say

Light Reading Exposes Privates
News Analysis | 5/12/2004

Oops! We did it again. Light Reading's list of the Top Ten Private Companies in the telecom space debuts today

WWP Scores With Brits
News Analysis | 5/12/2004

World Wide Packets sews up the UK cable market, but is there much else on the horizon?

Is Intec in Line for ADC's Billing Biz?
News Analysis | 5/12/2004

Sources suggest interconnect and mediation specialist is set to add ADC's billing unit to its growing portfolio

Symbol Crashes In
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/12/2004

WLAN vendor makes a bold move into enterprise-wide mobile management software

Hutch Denies 3G Exit
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/12/2004

Startup carrier remains bullish on future of troubled networks

Spirent Makes Services Play
News Analysis | 5/12/2004

Bids for test and measurement services revenues with structured offering of services, support, training

Nortel Pushes Quietly
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/12/2004

Vendor takes low-key approach to PTT with muted double partnership deal

Residential VOIP Will Boom, Says Study
News Analysis | 5/12/2004

Frost & Sullivan sees 77-fold increase in North American sales of residential VOIP adapters and phones by 2007

Cisco Delivers, Sees 5% Growth in Q4
News Analysis | 5/11/2004

CEO John Chambers reports a good Q3, predicts 1,000 new hirings in 2004, and dodges questions about the HFR

Broadcom Targets Metro Ethernet
News Analysis | 5/11/2004

Its latest Ethernet switch chips add some Layer 3 extras in a bid for work in service provider networks

Pulse-Link Intros Über UWB
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/11/2004

Startup claims its software-defined radio could handle multiple standards on common hardware

Waiting for Cisco Sunshine
News Analysis | 5/11/2004

Networking giant's stock ticks up prior to earnings, as everybody expects good numbers. But what about the future?

Roscitt Bags $8M as MCI Cuts Jobs
News Analysis | 5/11/2004

As 7,500 jobs are cut, MCI reveals monster payout for briefly tenured former president Rick Roscitt

Qwest & CLECs Negotiate UNE-P
News Analysis | 5/11/2004

The ILEC is pushing for increased UNE-P prices, but CLECs want UNE-L price cuts in return

UWB Startups Gone Wild
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/11/2004

Unstrung Insider cites UWB startups as key players in potential $630M market

Airespace Finds MIMO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/11/2004

There are many paths to wireless-ness, grasshopper

Test Lab Targets Ethernet Access
News Analysis | 5/10/2004

Iometrix sets up test lab for first-mile Ethernet solutions as IEEE preps standard

Heavy Reading Sees Money in SIP
News Analysis | 5/10/2004

Service providers with SIP-based strategies could quickly reap rewards, finds a new Heavy Reading report

Alcatel Reins In General Bandwidth
News Analysis | 5/10/2004

Media gateway provider is still independent, but Alcatel looks to have tightened its grip UPDATED 5/11 10:30 AM

Nokia Barbecues Ericsson
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/10/2004

Finns dislodge Swedes in monster Vodafone 3G network deal down under

Neptune Arrives
News Analysis | 5/10/2004

Nortel finally presents its multiservice edge router, the MPE 9000, but a few key features will have to wait

Is Legra Feeling the Sprain?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/7/2004

Layoffs rumored at another switch startup

Headcount: Family Time
News Analysis | 5/7/2004

Ciena shuffles, Polaris outsources, Vivace guys roll, and much more

Nayna Jumps Into PON
News Analysis | 5/7/2004

All-optical switching didn't work out, so the startup is trying its hand at access, particularly 802.3ah Ethernet PONs

New EU States Well Connected
News Analysis | 5/7/2004

IP bandwidth use is growing fast, but there's plenty of capacity in fiber backbones, says Telegeography study

Telcordia Prepares for Court
News Analysis | 5/7/2004

OSS giant set for legal wrangle with S. African carrier that could cost it hundreds of millions of dollars

Siemens Steals Nokia Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/7/2004

German vendor grabs NetCom 3G contract from under Nokia’s nose

Golden Plans Further Buildout
News Analysis | 5/7/2004

Russian alternative operator wants to own more of its own network to cut back on costs

Survey Points to Chinese Strengths
News Analysis | 5/6/2004

Buyers aren't aware of the breadth and depth of Chinese optical component makers' portfolios, says Heavy Reading

Cedar Point Hits a Triple
News Analysis | 5/6/2004

VOIP switch maker scores three cable customers in one week, pushing it further toward profitability - and an IPO?

Vodafone May Go Russian
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/6/2004

Vodafone denies rumors of Russian M&A, but analysts say more Euro acquisitions could still be on the cards

ETel's Expanding With Huawei
News Analysis | 5/6/2004

East European operator plans further expansion with Chinese vendor's gear

Flarion Wins Voodoo Trial
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/6/2004

Alternative wireless broadband startup adds Japanese deal to trial wins

Alcatel Exec Takes Luminous Helm
News Analysis | 5/6/2004

As major carriers begin considering RPR, Luminous hires Alcatel Optics bigwig Chris Stark

Cisco Switches On
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/5/2004

'Screaming Eagle' ripped my flesh! It's Cisco's first wireless LAN switch!

Nortel Ups the Ante on Cable VOIP
News Analysis | 5/5/2004

Partners with Nuera to go one better than Cisco in offering a PacketCable-qualified softswitch/gateway combo

Intel Maxes on WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/5/2004

Surprise! Unstrung readers tip US chip monster to dominate nascent WiMax metro market

Nortel to Bookham: Timberrr!
News Analysis | 5/5/2004

When the buyer takes a hit, look out below for the supplier. What's more, a major contract is expiring

Interoute to Buy Euro Carrier
News Analysis | 5/5/2004

Pan-European player set to announce major network acquisition, with wholesale play Cecom looking likely

Telcordia Shells Out at Last
News Analysis | 5/5/2004

Buys its way into Europe with acquisition of inventory system specialist Granite for up to $100M

The Eagle Has Landed?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/4/2004

Cisco may be going further into the WLAN switch arena with a 'Screaming Eagle' UPDATED 5/5, 11:30 AM

Search Engine Chips Heat Up
News Analysis | 5/4/2004

Chip vendor Cypress gained market share against leader IDT, largely through help from you-know-who

Ciena's Sublease Increase
News Analysis | 5/4/2004

The new hot market for restructured telecom vendors? Property management

Who Wins the Bumble Bowl?
Column | 5/4/2004

Nortel's fumbled again, but can Lucent pick up the slippery pigskin?

Cisco Renews Its SDH Chase
News Analysis | 5/4/2004

Euro exec says it's developing a cheaper multiservice box that marries SDH and metro Ethernet

Broadcom Waffles on G Spot
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/4/2004

Chipmaker reluctant to commit to single chip 802.11g launch date

Siemens Sees Ethernet Everywhere
News Analysis | 5/4/2004

Lays out strategy based on Ethernet displacing ATM in broadband access networks

Luminous Makes Stark Choice
News Analysis | 5/4/2004

Sources say the RPR metro equipment startup has found a new CEO, Chris Stark

Sources: Cisco Building 'Son of HFR'
News Analysis | 5/3/2004

Cisco's HFR will super-size the core, but then Cisco will half-size the HFR, according to sources close to the company

Trapeze Could Swing With 3Com
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/3/2004

The networking firm is plotting an 802.11 OEM deal with Trapeze, sources say

NeuStar's New Portability Play
News Analysis | 5/3/2004

Services middleman bets that VOIP and number portability will spur demand for inter-carrier clearinghouse services

Bandspeed Gets New CEO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/3/2004

Bill Eversole becomes the wireless LAN startup's third chief

Infinera Declares WDM War
News Analysis | 5/3/2004

Stealthy startup is rewriting the rules of WDM networks, on the basis that OEO conversion can be cool

Interoute Rides Europe's VOIP Wave
News Analysis | 5/3/2004

Pan-European carrier adds extra softswitches, deploys session controllers as VOIP demand skyrockets

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