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Wireless Protection Infectious
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/27/2004

Vendors battle to be the barrier method of choice

OFC Show Wrap: L.A. Fusion
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 2/27/2004

Here's our soup-to-nuts summary of the most remarkable happenings at OFC 2004

Routers Are Winning the MPLS War
News Analysis | 2/27/2004

Market stats indicate that more routers and fewer multiservice switches are being used in converged backbones

Vernier: Third CEO's the Charm?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/27/2004

WLAN enterprise startup shows Powell the door, brings software veteran Coleman on board as new CEO

Grubman Returns
News Analysis | 2/27/2004

Small player hires Jack Grubman (yes, the Jack Grubman) as a strategic adviser. And the stock rises...

Squeezing Money From Modules
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 2/27/2004

Transponder announcements at OFC concentrate more on lower costs than longer reach

Europeans Go Crazy for Ethernet Services
News Analysis | 2/27/2004

Carriers are looking to ride the wave through launches, acquisitions, and network expansion

Opera Singing for Its Supper
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/26/2004

The Opera IPO is another sign of the slow – but steady – growth of the mobile-related IPO market

XFP No Longer a BFD
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 2/26/2004

The 10-Gbit/s module's anticipated 'fast ramp' won't happen, thanks to the advent of 4-Gbit/s Fibre Channel

Vendors Race for Reconfigurability
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 2/26/2004

Cisco might be among the vendors adding ROADMs to their DWDM offerings to address a flurry of carrier RFPs

Au Revoir, 3G Schmoozefest
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/26/2004

Unstrung picks its favorite titbits from this year's shindig in Cannes

Session Controllers: Limited Lifespan?
News Analysis | 2/26/2004

Startups need to make hay while the sun shines, says the latest Light Reading Insider report

Taqua Buy Comes Into Focus
News Analysis | 2/26/2004

Taqua options and extras drive the purchase price well beyond the announced $85M in cash

Tunables Chart a Comeback
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 2/25/2004

Postponed projects get launched at OFC with new hopes for a tunable-transponder market

Hollow Fiber: No Pipe Dream
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 2/25/2004

BlazePhotonics has slashed losses in hollow fiber, according to research it will present at OFC

Fiber Makers Perk Up
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 2/25/2004

They tentatively foresee a possible slight thaw in the market... maybe

Lucent Fights for Euro 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/25/2004

Vendor continues to talk up hopes of UMTS success despite industry skepticism

Starent's Chance Encounter
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/25/2004

Wireless router startup looks to have dropped a clanger in Cannes

AT&T Sets Aggressive VOIP Target
News Analysis | 2/25/2004

Plans to take on Vonage with voice over broadband and have 1M VOIP customers by end of next year

Vendors Make Mobile Moves
News Analysis | 2/25/2004

Motorola & Sonus, Lucent & Cisco, teaming up to chase the wireless VOIP infrastructure market

Accelerant Gets Acquired
News Analysis | 2/25/2004

Design software vendor Synopsys nabs Accelerant, hoping to license its SerDes to other chip makers

Vendors Unite for Mobile VOIP
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/25/2004

Motorola and Sonus, Lucent and Cisco, have paired to chase the wireless VOIP infrastructure market

Airespace Gets D-Linked
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/25/2004

SOHO access point playa makes enterprise push with LWAPP-compatible box

Tekelec Is Buying Taqua
News Analysis | 2/24/2004

Tekelec is getting Taqua cheap (likely under $140M) and adding a key piece to its packet voice arsenal

Lucent & Movaz Seal Deal
News Analysis | 2/24/2004

Surprise! The deal we told you about yesterday is real. But what's it mean for Lucent?

DWDM Goes to War
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 2/24/2004

The military now has its own 'Moore's Law of Productivity' thanks to optical

Keynote Curse Strikes Again
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 2/24/2004

JDSU chief exec Kevin Kennedy drops from the OFC keynote slate, citing health reasons

Exponential-e: What Yipes Wasn't
News Analysis | 2/24/2004

UK Ethernet services startup hasn't raised a bean of VC money, but it's got 165 customers

Littlefeet Isn't Dead...
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/24/2004

...They just smell a bit funny

Digital Lightwave Borrows More
News Analysis | 2/24/2004

Owes its chairman's firm more than $14M, according to SEC filing, and may face bankruptcy

Megisto Maxes Up
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/24/2004

Ex-wireless router vendor scores first commercial win in new target market

Aruba Creates Security Sandbox
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/24/2004

It's working with Zone to quarantine users while their virus and worm protection is checked

Lucent & Movaz in WDM Deal
News Analysis | 2/23/2004

Sources say Lucent will announce it's incorporating WDM technology from Movaz in its Metropolis MSPPs

Whither Littlefeet?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/23/2004

Readers say that Littlefeet's employees have been given the little booty UPDATED

Ciena and Siemens Share MCI Glory
News Analysis | 2/23/2004

Ciena wasn't the only winner in the bidding for MCI's nationwide ultra-long-haul backbone contract

Laurel Steps Up on the Edge
News Analysis | 2/23/2004

The router startup says it's not scared by stronger edge strategies from Juniper and Tellabs

Mobile M&A Musings Mar KPN
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/23/2004

KPN may have made a whopping profit last year, but investors are worried it might hurt itself in a bidding war

Merger Musings Send KPN South
News Analysis | 2/23/2004

KPN may have made a whopping profit last year, but investors are worried it might hurt itself in a bidding war

PhoXtal Takes to the ROADM
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 2/23/2004

Swedish startup says its OADM module adds reconfigurability to existing optical equipment

Carrier-Grade MPLS: Some Big Missing Pieces
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/23/2004

Flaws in IP/MPLS resilience and reliability threaten carriers' profit margins

P-Cube Strikes Double Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/23/2004

Carrier wins give newcomer a clear lead over startups

Forum Airs China Questions
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 2/23/2004

Component vendors at pre-OFC seminar point to the pros and cons of manufacturing and selling in China

Procket Puffs Tokyo Project
News Analysis | 2/20/2004

The startup's core routers will fuel a new backbone for Japanese service provider Media EXchange Inc.

Cao Unites Chinese Components Vendors
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 2/20/2004

Simon Cao is uniting components vendors in China. His company, Arasor, has also acquired startup Lightbit

Ciena Buying Binge Alarms Analysts
News Analysis | 2/20/2004

Skepticism rains on Ciena's acquisition parade, as analysts fret over the lack of profitability

Oplink Nabs Accumux
News Analysis | 2/20/2004

A quiet, $1.6M deal sealed early this month lands Oplink some technology for dispersion compensation

Nextel Boosts Moto
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/20/2004

Aggressive carrier investment set to benefit its sole network vendor

Cisco Buys Andiamo Finally
News Analysis | 2/20/2004

Completes stock transaction valued at about $750 million

Boeing's WLAN Security Flight
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/19/2004

Security is in the air at Unstrung show

Nortel's Soft Sell
News Analysis | 2/19/2004

Equipment giant focuses on software - and the Great Mumford lets a multiservice cat out of the bag (meow!)

Wavelength Converters Go the Distance
News Analysis | 2/19/2004

A distance record by startup Kailight shows all-optical wavelength converters still show some promise

Euro 3G Switches On
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/19/2004

3G finally gets off the ground as big three launch data services

Ciena Buys More Than Catena
News Analysis | 2/19/2004

Buys Internet Photonics as well, for stock worth $150M. Catena deal is worth $487M UPDATED 1PM

Ethernet Gets the Power
News Analysis | 2/19/2004

As Cisco proclaims 802.3af support, it's eyeing Power over Ethernet to run everything from razors to guitars

BT Wins $1B VPN Deal
News Analysis | 2/19/2004

Beats C&W and EDS for $1 billion government contract. Vendor and partner contracts yet to be signed

Symbol to Tango With Alcatel?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/18/2004

Switch vendor's future sales plan hints at possible Alcatel deal

Nortel Sees China Boom
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/18/2004

China's got Olympic telecom ambitions, say Nortel execs (and don't forget Russia and India...)

Ciena to Buy Catena
News Analysis | 2/18/2004

Ciena plunging into the access market via purchase of broadband loop carrier startup UPDATED 6:30PM

Nortel Says China Boom in Full Bloom
News Analysis | 2/18/2004

China's got Olympic telecom ambitions, say Nortel execs (and don't forget Russia and India...)

Équipe & Ciena: We're Fine
News Analysis | 2/18/2004

Move over Ben and J-Lo... Ciena rep says Équipe's market is "not our primary focus"

Corporate Class: The Showdown
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/18/2004

Come test with us!

Turin Turns Up at NTT
News Analysis | 2/18/2004

Young MSPP developer gets a potentially big contract with NTT Communications

Telecom Italia Not in Ruins
News Analysis | 2/18/2004

Italian operator fights the decline of fixed-line revenues with improved yearly results

Infineon Spins Out Opto Group
News Analysis | 2/18/2004

Its fiber optic business unit is being separated so that at least part of it can be sold off UPDATED 5:50PM

Tellabs Sharpens Its Edge
News Analysis | 2/17/2004

Tellabs adds to its IP/MPLS convergence story by sweetening the 8800 multiservice router products

Roaming Hits Home
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/17/2004

Issues with NIC cards and WLAN roaming came to the fore today at the Unstrung conference in Seattle

Juniper Hatches the M320
News Analysis | 2/17/2004

Multiservice router aims to firm up position on the edge while Laurel, Alcatel, Tellabs have their own plans

Flag Flies After Subsea Market
News Analysis | 2/17/2004

'Falcon' network targets increasing demand for capacity in and out of the Middle East, India, and China

Would Juniper Go to Extremes?
News Analysis | 2/17/2004

Following the $4 billion NetScreen bid, Juniper may not be done shopping, sources say

US Deal May Hurt Vendors
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/17/2004

European network suppliers flagged as potential victims of AT&T Wireless/ Cingular deal

Nortel Gets Back Into Broadband
News Analysis | 2/17/2004

Announces strategic alliances with Calix, ECI Telecom, Keymile to give it a triple-play access story

TV Won't Save Telcos, Says Poll
News Analysis | 2/16/2004

TV won't compensate for the loss of telephone revenues to mobile operators, says LR Research Poll

BT Offers Ethernet Over ATM
News Analysis | 2/16/2004

Gives the UK carrier a quick and easy way of catching up with the competition

Altitun Execs Try Again
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 2/16/2004

Executives from former startup Altitun have formed another company with a different tunable laser technology

Symbol Branches Out
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/16/2004

Switch vendor targets SME market

Cisco Bombs 10-GigE Pricing
News Analysis | 2/13/2004

A four-port special sent Cisco's market share soaring while pummeling average prices

Switch Startups Mull IPOs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/13/2004

After Atheros's successful IPO, some WLAN switch startups are considering going public in 2005

Headcount: Play Merger Mania
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 2/13/2004

Ciena's cutting again, Xtera gets a new boss, Chorum winds down, MegaSense closes, and much more

Megisto Denies Brain Drain
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/13/2004

Former wireless router startup hits back at rumblings of staff unrest

Intel's Modest Modulator
News Analysis | 2/13/2004

Intel's silicon modulator could turn out to be a bit of a letdown – because it's not all that fast UPDATED 4:15PM

XO Buys Allegiance
News Analysis | 2/13/2004

Beats out Qwest in auction for Allegiance Telecom assets UPDATED 4PM

Moto's Flarion Call?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/13/2004

Deal with startup prompts speculation over closer ties in the future

FCC Rules on VOIP – Sort Of
News Analysis | 2/12/2004

Pulver.com gets classified as an information service, which means the first round goes to the net-heads

Atheros IPO Raises All Boats
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/12/2004

The WLAN chipset designer has successful IPO, and a deal with Cisco may be in the cards

Siemens Jumps for Juniper
News Analysis | 2/12/2004

Executives gush about reseller deal because it's generated them revenues and stock gains UPDATED 2/13 7AM

Contrarian Indications
Column | 2/12/2004

Where have all the spenders gone?

BT Struggles Home
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/12/2004

Blighty Telecom has spent a whopping $339.29 in marketing to sign up each one of its 28,000 new mobile service subscribers

Tellabs Names Prabhu as New CEO
News Analysis | 2/12/2004

Former Alcatel man takes the helm from Michael Birck, who remains as chairman

BT Disses VOIP Upstarts...
News Analysis | 2/12/2004

UK incumbent laughs off potential VOIP competitors as it plans to keep tightening its belt

...and Blows Marketing Budget
News Analysis | 2/12/2004

BT's spent a whopping $339.29 in marketing to sign up each one of its 28,000 new mobile service subscribers

Supremes Mull Municipal Broadband
News Analysis | 2/12/2004

Court case could affect states restricting muni telecom services and give RBOCs more competition

Sonus Drops a Bomb
News Analysis | 2/11/2004

Revenue reporting issues lead softswitch maker to fire an employee and fire up an investigation

Cisco's New Security Play
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/11/2004

Networking giant submits new security protocol draft to the IETF UPDATED 7PM

XO's Quest for Allegiance
News Analysis | 2/11/2004

Qwest's the heavyweight in tomorrow's auction, but XO just might pull an upset

Ciena: Half Full or Half Empty?
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 2/11/2004

Ciena may be losing sales in its once-core, long-haul business, putting more pressure on its M&A efforts

802.11 Kit Sales: Ka-Ching!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/11/2004

Billion-dollar quarterly market may be only a year away

Sun Deals for Handy Andy
News Analysis | 2/11/2004

Buying high-volume server startup brings Sun founder and former Cisco VP back to fold

OSS Chief Convicted of Fraud
News Analysis | 2/11/2004

Firm's chairman to appeal against conviction, may continue on the board from behind bars

Vernier Offers More Control
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/10/2004

WLAN security firm concentrates on software upgrades but is unwilling to exit the hardware biz just yet

Juniper & NetScreen: The Smell of SSL
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/10/2004

Juniper's NetScreen acquisition:
Smells like... panic

Juniper & NetScreen: The Smell of SSL
Column | 2/10/2004

Juniper & NetScreen: Smells like... panic

Internet Machines Starts Anew
News Analysis | 2/10/2004

Now called IMC Semiconductor, the firm is leaving network processors to develop PCI Express chips

On Yer Bike, Manic!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/10/2004

Trapeze marketing VP Mike Banic rides off into the sunset after a short stay at the helm

Viatel Grabs $60M, Aims to Cut Bull
News Analysis | 2/10/2004

As Viatel lines up $60 million in funding, Global Crossing's looking to raise $100 million

The Lowdown on SSL VPNs
News Analysis | 2/10/2004

Why's Juniper buying NetScreen? Are there more deals in the pipeline? Heavy Reading has the answers

IDS Shakeout Ahead?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/10/2004

Unstrung Insider cites OEM deals and acquisitions as vital lifelines for newboys

The MPLS Show Must Go On
News Analysis | 2/10/2004

A power glitch leaves demo at the MPLS World Congress unscathed

MEMS Put to Test Bed
News Analysis | 2/10/2004

Continuum Photonics has an all-optical switch, but its first market will be to link test equipment

Alcatel Offloads Optical Fiber Biz
News Analysis | 2/10/2004

Minority holding in venture with Dutch firm Draka leaves Nexans looking elsewhere for an acquisition

Corvis Gets Ready to Pounce
News Analysis | 2/9/2004

With a $300M convertible note offering, will Corvis battle Qwest for Allegiance?

VOIP: Have Your Say
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/9/2004

Light Reading is launching a VOIP directory project: Wireless input from Unstrung readers needed

French Say Oui to DSL TV
News Analysis | 2/9/2004

Three French carriers are going ahead with projects, though middleware issues have yet to be solved

Pronto Heads Overseas
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/9/2004

802.11 software vendor says $11.3 million cash injection will provide push into new regions

Juniper Buys NetScreen
News Analysis | 2/9/2004

Pays a jaw-dropping $4 billion in stock for a play in the enterprise security market UPDATED NOON

Light Reading Launches VOIP Directory
News Analysis | 2/9/2004

Gets industry backing for project aimed at helping telecom operators find the best VOIP software

Kymata Lives On
News Analysis | 2/9/2004

Gemfire will acquire Avanex's PLC operations in Livingston, the former Kymata factory

Proxim Talks Up New Switch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/9/2004

Vendor at last gets vocal about WLAN switches

DSL Prices Stabilize in 2003
News Analysis | 2/9/2004

Monthly DSL tariffs began to stabilize in 2003, according to Point Topic research

Corning Breaks Glass Ceiling
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 2/6/2004

Stock was one of the stars in today's rally as Corning shares soared on Q1 guidance and hopes for LCD and FTTP

Riverstone Begins New Chapter
News Analysis | 2/6/2004

Now it plans to focus on carrier Ethernet and Layer 2 technologies and climb back into Nasdaq

More Offshoring: Africa's Opex Oasis
News Analysis | 2/6/2004

Siemens wouldn't be the first to find savings in China, but is OSS firm Intec on its own in Cape Town?

Nextel Flashes With Flarion
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/6/2004

Nextel goes public on commercial trial but startup has to keep mum

VOIP to Star at FCC
News Analysis | 2/6/2004

US regulator to consider status of VOIP service at open meeting next Thursday

Ericsson Soars on Q4 Results
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/6/2004

Vendor's stock rockets as surprise financials strengthen hopes of market recovery

Juniper's Software Split
News Analysis | 2/5/2004

Having prided itself before on having a single software base, Juniper now seems happy to have two

Nulty Leaving Tellabs
News Analysis | 2/5/2004

Tellabs says its senior VP of technology planning is planning to split

ROADM Vendors Perk Up
News Analysis | 2/5/2004

Carrier interest and funding keep startups alive in hopes that the market is reviving

Proxim's Cellular Coupling
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/5/2004

Enterprise 802.11 vendor talks up VOWLAN/cellular integration efforts

Ericsson Warms to Hotspots
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/5/2004

Cellular giant set to continue with public hotspot strategy, ruling out corporate market attack

Level 3 Tanks on Grim Outlook
News Analysis | 2/5/2004

Share price plummets as operator warns of expected hit on revenues

Alcatel Close to Fiber Optics Deal
News Analysis | 2/5/2004

French giant seeks 'partner' for fiber optics business as it boosts Q4 revenues and predicts growth in 2004

Zhone Regroups With Gluon
News Analysis | 2/4/2004

After taking Tellium, Zhone's got $98M in the bank. And it says Gluon's products will turn into revenue

Airgo's Quids In
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/4/2004

Chip startup grabs a cool $25 million for 'smart antenna' play

Megisto Breaks Silence
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/4/2004

Once a wireless router startup, then a quiet camel(!), it's about to emerge from the wilderness

Brits Brace for VOIP Battle
News Analysis | 2/4/2004

UK watchdog plans pow-wow with VOIP hopefuls

Huber's OCG on Ice
News Analysis | 2/4/2004

Its vice-chair jumps to Corvis, as David Huber's VC firm goes dormant

Ciena Falls Short
News Analysis | 2/4/2004

Quarterly revenues will decline, and the stock gets hammered. Some blame a slow start with GIG-BE

Cisco Stays Cautious
News Analysis | 2/3/2004

Cisco announces upbeat Q2 numbers, but CEO John Chambers says customers are still playing it safe

Cisco Stays Cautious
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/3/2004

Cisco announces upbeat Q2 numbers, but CEO John Chambers says customers are still playing it safe

Has Juniper Gotta Sinatra?
News Analysis | 2/3/2004

Word on the street has Juniper working on a new router for the multiservice edge

MCI's on a New Wavelength
News Analysis | 2/3/2004

Restructured carrier beefs up metro POPs with Movaz boxes, says storage and Ethernet will fuel demand

Startups Fuel Market Recovery
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/3/2004

Unstrung poll sees alternative 3G startups kickstart market recovery

Euro Carriers Line Up for IPOs
News Analysis | 2/3/2004

Belgian and Irish incumbents plan to capitalize on renewed interest in telecom stocks

You: An Essential Component
Column | 2/3/2004

We've done the right thing on optical components. Now we need your help

LR Launches Optical Components Survey
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 2/3/2004

Light Reading invites vendors to propose revisions to directory of companies and products

Vivato's New Broom
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/2/2004

Analysts say the permanent appointment of Don Stalter as CEO signals a subtle change in Vivato's direction

Headcount: FCC Eyes Action Jackson
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 2/2/2004

Clarendon closes, Leopold leaves Merrill Lynch, Alltel & MCI keep cutting, OFC gets more international

Laurel Hires New CEO
News Analysis | 2/2/2004

Board member Don Pyle takes the reins to boost Laurel's sales prospects as business heats up

Chinese Look to India Win
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/2/2004

Chinese vendors tipped for success in billion-dollar GSM deal

Savvis Bulks Up
News Analysis | 2/2/2004

IP service provider wins auction for C&W IP network assets, doubling its size and raising $172M in the process

B. Max R.I.P.
News Analysis | 2/2/2004

BobbyMax, he dead…

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