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Where Is VOIP?
News Analysis | 3/29/2002

Despite setbacks, suppliers insist projections are rosy for packetized voice. Can they be believed?

Pluris CEO Bolts
News Analysis | 3/29/2002

After three years as CEO and five rounds of funding, Joe Kennedy calls it quits as Pluris reorganizes

Next Sore Spot: JDSU?
News Analysis | 3/29/2002

Many of JDSU's customers have warned -- pointing to the high possibility of another revenue shortfall

Nextwave Case Drags On, Drags 3G Down
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/29/2002

The Nextwave saga is a delaying factor in the rollout of 3G services in the US

Yipes's Parrick Gets the Boot
News Analysis | 3/28/2002

Jerry Parrick takes a back seat while the distressed carrier's board names Dennis Muse to the CEO chair

Cypress Preps Ethernet-Over-Sonet Chip
News Analysis | 3/28/2002

It's expected to announce a framer that packs four Gigabit Ethernet links into an OC48

Juniper: Guidance Down, Stock Up
News Analysis | 3/28/2002

Juniper Networks lowered its first quarter guidance yesterday. So why did the stock rise today?

AFC Goes Multiservice
News Analysis | 3/28/2002

AFC has bought a multiservice switch company for $43 million. Are RBOCs ready to migrate from ATM to IP?

Nokia to Gain Control of Symbian?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/28/2002

Would be the end of an era but not of EPOC

GPRS Prices: The Readers Have Their Say
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/28/2002

The readers chime in on the cost of GPRS services.

Nortel: Dark Rumblings From Ottawa
News Analysis | 3/27/2002

As first-quarter earnings loom, tongues wag. Can fact be sifted from fancy?

Work Poll: Job Loss Fears Mount
News Analysis | 3/27/2002

Layoffs continue, but how desperate are optical networking professionals feeling?

Li Named to Procket's Board
News Analysis | 3/27/2002

Tony Li isn’t leaving Procket -- he's joining the board. And the company reveals it has raised $272 million

Commentary: Cut Those Crazy GPRS Prices!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/27/2002

The second coming of the wireless Internet isn’t going to happen unless service providers stop being stooopid about prices

More on Infinera (née Zepton)
News Analysis | 3/26/2002

Infinera appears to be building metro and edge switching gear using a proprietary photonic chip

Ciena Slashes Some More
News Analysis | 3/26/2002

Fallout from carrier spending cuts has forced Ciena to make significant job cuts again

Acme Software Vets VOIP
News Analysis | 3/26/2002

Acme routes at Layer 5 to make sure interactive voice and video traffic gets through

Software Boost for Broadband?
News Analysis | 3/26/2002

New software from companies like Atreus and SmartPipes could be a catalyst for managed IP services

OFC Party Reviews
Column | 3/26/2002

OFC Party Reviews - [anon]

Vodafone Launches (Expensive) GPRS Euro Roaming
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/26/2002

Says users will be able to send and receive data in 12 European countries, but the price might scare off customers

MPLS Will Outgun ATM, Says Poll
News Analysis | 3/25/2002

And Ethernet will outgun Sonet in metro networks, according to Light Reading poll

Sagawa Calls for Rebound (Again)
News Analysis | 3/25/2002

Bernstein analyst Paul Sagawa says investment in telecom equipment will pick up later this year

Yipes Joins Chapter 11 Club
News Analysis | 3/25/2002

CEO Parrick has some new ways to 'fix' the Ethernet services provider: One of them is bankruptcy

Advent Appoints Sales VP
TelcoTV News Analysis | 3/25/2002

Advent Networks appoints David Baranski, a 15-year data-networking executive, as VP of sales

40-Gig Gets Testy
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/25/2002

Not all 40-Gbit/s testers are created equal, says Spirent; competitors beg to differ

Motorola + Nortel = Layoffs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/25/2002

The companies have nearly identical product portfolios, so the main reason for any merger will be to cut costs

OFC in Pictures
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/22/2002

Check out what our camera caught at OFC

Kennedy Takes Charge at Tellabs
News Analysis | 3/22/2002

Ocular seems to be fitting in well at Tellabs, and its former CEO is now a Tellabs bigshot. Will the blissful marriage last?

Ellacoya Cuts Staff -- Again
News Analysis | 3/22/2002

This is the third time Ellacoya has cut jobs. How much fat is left to trim?

Bell Labs Busts 40G Barrier
News Analysis | 3/22/2002

Lucent's research division claims to have sent 64 DWDM channels at 40-Gbit/s across a 4,000km span

Marconi Tanks Big Time
News Analysis | 3/22/2002

Shareprice plunges 47 percent to 9.55 pence after emergency bank financing plan falls through

GoAmerica to Offer First Combined WLAN/WAN Data Service
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/22/2002

GoAmerica has teamed up with Boingo to extend its wide-area wireless data service to WLAN public access ‘hotspots’

OFS: What Fiber Glut?
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/21/2002

OFS claims rumors of a fiber glut have been greatly exaggerated

Vendors Unveil Amplifier Advances
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/21/2002

Metro optical amplifiers were among the most popular items at this year's OFC

Are Tellium and NEC up to Something?
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/21/2002

NEC backpeddles after saying it's going to launch a sub-wavelength grooming switch at Supercomm

MPLS 'Could Save Billions' Says Study
News Analysis | 3/21/2002

Prioritization of traffic by users, coupled with MPLS deployment, could save billions, says Telechoice

40 Gbit/s: Ready for Prime Time?
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/21/2002

Some component and system vendors say 40-Gbit/s technology is ready: Are carriers ready to deploy it?

Cisco's Ullal Talks Optical Future
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/21/2002

Cisco's Optical Group VP Jayshree Ullal talks about expansion, consolidation, and hot rods

SavaJe Takes On the Big Boys
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/21/2002

SavaJe gets smart with Java phone operating system

Lucent Lays on More Lambdas
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/20/2002

The vendor's sticking to its optical rollout schedule with LambdaXtreme. Expect more in 2 months UPDATED 3/21 NOON

Sycamore's CTO Switch
News Analysis | 3/20/2002

Rick Barry is out and Naimish Patel moves up the corporate food chain. Who knew?

Corvis Upgrades Optical Switch
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/20/2002

Corvis and Ciena are both using Corning's technology for their all-optical solutions

Li Spoofs Industry at OFC
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/20/2002

Lovable ol' Uncle Tingye says: 'Enough with the phantonics, already!'

Lightchip Launches 'AWG Killer'
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/20/2002

Could bulk diffraction gratings oust AWGs in high channel-count systems? Lightchip thinks so

Corning Fiber Pioneer to Retire
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/20/2002

Donald Keck, the last active inventor of low-loss optical fiber, says he's retiring at the end of the month

ArrayComm Has Its Chips
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/20/2002

ArrayComm has an innovative wireless data technology. How to get it out on the market? How about a chip development program?

Nortel's HDX is Here
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/19/2002

Optical switch said to do it all -- Sonet/SDH, grooming, rings, mesh, whatever... Is the timing right?

Avanex/Oplink Merger: Tip of the Iceberg?
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/19/2002

Does this proposed coupling of two passive components firms herald consolidation in the industry?

ONI's Facing a Drought
News Analysis | 3/19/2002

ONI says it expects revenues to be way down. Where'd they go?

Dynamic Gain Equalizers Diversify
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/19/2002

Ciena's new optical add/drop mux illustrates how these widgets can be used in optical switches

MFN Shields Mystery Buyer
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/19/2002

Bankruptcy looms, and MFN is looking to sell the assets of PAIX.net subsidiary. Who's the buyer?

Carrier Crisis: Who's Most at Risk?
News Analysis | 3/19/2002

More carriers are in dire straits than meets the eye, says the Optical Oracle

Essient Makes an Entrance at OFC
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/19/2002

Scottish startup wins investment to develop modulator technology with ultra-low operating voltage

Ciena Cleans Up OADM
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/19/2002

Ciena says its new system can add and drop wavelengths remotely

CTIA: Wireless News You Can Use
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/19/2002

Everyone's talking about ARPU, but is anybody doing anything about it? A news roundup from the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association Show

Équipe Partners With Ciena, Scores $40M
News Analysis | 3/18/2002

Équipe's new funding includes a small stake and strategic partnership with Ciena. Can this help it win big?

OFC Is Highly Transponderant
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/18/2002

Agilent, Agere, and Vitesse are among the companies with important transponder-related news at OFC

Qwest Gets a Reprieve
News Analysis | 3/18/2002

Qwest has restructured its debt and Wall Street's relieved -- for now

Polaris Platform Scores With VCs
News Analysis | 3/18/2002

Startup Polaris Networks received $52 million; aims for the metro core

Vitesse Enters Optical
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/18/2002

Chip maker announces its first optical products at OFC, the result of its acquisition of Versatile

Cisco Demos COMET
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/18/2002

Cisco announces two new customers and trots out its optical gear at OFC

Sputnik to Put WLAN Networking Into Orbit?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/18/2002

No one could accuse Sputnik of thinking small: The company wants to create an enterprise-standard WLAN software platform and a US network that subscribers can roam on

Siemens Shifts Switch Strategy
CEBIT News Analysis | 3/15/2002

Plans to integrate DWDM with optical switching, just like Corvis, and roll out 40 Gig in early 2003. UPDATED March 16

Is Savvis Saved?
News Analysis | 3/15/2002

Private investors swoop in to save the day, but shareholders will still take it on the nose

Optenia's Loss is MetroPhotonic's Gain
News Analysis | 3/15/2002

First there were two, now there is only one company developing echelle grating technology for multiplexers

Mahi: Not Just Sushi Anymore
News Analysis | 3/15/2002

Sequoia VC partner is sticking in the top spot at Mahi, which is rumored to be working a deal with Qwest

Is Level 3 Next?
News Analysis | 3/15/2002

Level 3 has some of the shakiest finances in the carrier space but has so far avoided the spotlight. What gives?

Did Furukawa Buy a Lucent Lemon?
News Analysis | 3/15/2002

A new analyst report says Furukawa's losing money on the OFS group it bought from Lucent last fall

The Shorter Roads to 40G
Column | 3/15/2002

The Shorter Roads to 40G – Scott Clavenna

CeBIT: Wireless News You Can Use
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/15/2002

There are 8 million stories in this wireless city; these are just a few of them

Yafo Scores $22 Million
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/14/2002

Is this a sign of a spring thaw in the 40-Gbit/s winter? We'll learn more next week at OFC

Metro DWDM: Smaller Is Better
CEBIT News Analysis | 3/14/2002

Nortel, ADVA, Controlware, Lumentis, Pandatel unveil smaller boxes and new modules at CeBIT

Umachines Claims 2D MEMS Advance
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/14/2002

With a new take on 2D MEMS, this startup enters the swelling ranks of the multidimensional MEMS wars

Will Juniper Miss Its Quarter?
News Analysis | 3/14/2002

With two weeks left in the quarter, Juniper is coming down to the wire UPDATED 3/14 4PM

Xalted Axes Staff
News Analysis | 3/14/2002

Xalted Networks has cut about 60 percent of its staff in the past six months

Novell Makes Mobile Market Move
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/14/2002

Launches mobile systems management software derived from Callisto’s Orbiter

Nortel's Roth Rakes It In
News Analysis | 3/13/2002

Nortel vice chairman John Roth got rewarded for walking away from the collapse

Ignis Makes Price Promise
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/13/2002

Plans to produce Sonet transceivers for a price that's comparable with enterprise optics

Bell Canada Buys Alcatel Gear
News Analysis | 3/13/2002

Alcatel signs a four-year, $400M equipment deal with Canadian incumbment

The Bit to See at CeBIT
CEBIT News Analysis | 3/13/2002

Agilent gets the prize for having the least boring new product at Germany's giant trade show

Movaz Sees 3D
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/13/2002

Company says it's got a way to make a 3D optical crossconnect that won't fall prey to the Xros syndrome

Azanda Flips Its Chips
News Analysis | 3/13/2002

It's switched strategy on its traffic manager chip in an effort to avoid the same fate as Acorn Networks

Microsoft Gets the DTs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/13/2002

Redmond .nets another big mobile fish

Ericsson: Every Vendor's Best Friend
News Analysis | 3/12/2002

Juniper? Cisco? Axerra? Will the real Ericsson router partner please stand up?

WorldCom Accounting: What's Up?
News Analysis | 3/12/2002

A whole laundry list of questions from the SEC gives the telecom market that sinking feeling

Lucent Weighs on the World
CEBIT News Analysis | 3/12/2002

Revenue and profit warning are taken as a grand sign that nobody is out of the telecom mess just yet

Cisco Owns Up to Andiamo
News Analysis | 3/12/2002

Finally! Cisco discloses it owns 44% of Andiamo and may even buy it for $2.5 billion in stock

Opthos on Ice
News Analysis | 3/12/2002

Lead investor pulls out. Executives get angry. Words are exchanged. Employees take furlough

Study HighLights Long-Haul Differences
News Analysis | 3/12/2002

Lucent and Nortel promote 40 Gig and all-optical switches, Ciena and Fujitsu don't, in RFI exercise

Lightscape Targets Wireless With Optical Box
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/12/2002

Illustrates large potential market for optical networking gear among wireless operators

T-Networks Modulates to 40 Gbit/s
News Analysis | 3/11/2002

Components startup comes out of stealth mode with $41 million in funding for indium phosphide-based modulators

Foundry Harassment Suit Settled
News Analysis | 3/11/2002

CEO Bobby Johnson is out of the hotseat as the company settles harassment suit with former marketing VP

Zhone Rezhones (Again)
News Analysis | 3/11/2002

Zhone slims down by cutting 120 jobs

Qwest Prepared to Answer Feds
News Analysis | 3/11/2002

The SEC's come knocking on Qwest's door, asking about those pesky accounting issues that refuse to go away

Procket Exec Lands at Occam
News Analysis | 3/11/2002

Former Procket VP Bob Howard-Anderson moves to broadband access startup Occam as VP of operations

Europe's Wireless Wakeup Call
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/11/2002

Regulatory authorities are being slug-a-beds when it comes to approving the IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN standard for commercial services

MegaSense Plans $100 VOA
News Analysis | 3/8/2002

Says its new variable optical attentuator will cost three or four times less than existing products

Qwest Fights Back
News Analysis | 3/8/2002

Qwest's bond issue is a major step in the right direction, analysts say. But more is needed

PON at a Crossroads
CEBIT News Analysis | 3/8/2002

Is passive optical networking doomed? Perhaps the CeBIT show will shed some light

Deal Talk Boosts Riverstone, LR Index
News Analysis | 3/8/2002

Is a hush-hush reseller agreement the first step toward something bigger between Alcatel and Riverstone?

Haleos: Final Days?
News Analysis | 3/8/2002

The few remaining executives look to raise cash, but sources say the company has imploded

VPIsystems Gets a Makeover
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/8/2002

New tools and subscription system should get the network design software firm back on track UPDATED

Agility Turns Out Tunables
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/8/2002

Its widely tunable laser with integrated modulator, on show at OFC, is ready to ship commercially

Vodafone Launches Micropayment Billing
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/8/2002

Follows Japan’s lead, underscoring its potential for encouraging applications development and boosting revenues

Cisco Eyeing Sonus
News Analysis | 3/7/2002

Will Cisco come in to rescue the ailing VOIP gateway provider?

NYSE Boots Williams Comm
News Analysis | 3/7/2002

The NYSE has halted trading on Williams Communications' stock as it plunges towards single-digit cents

Marconi to 'Streamline' Access
News Analysis | 3/7/2002

Marconi is shuffling its deck of access networking products. Here's news on what goes, what stays

Optical IC Market: Rebound Ahead?
News Analysis | 3/7/2002

In-Stat/MDR Report predicts that the optical IC market will grow to $1.8 billion by 2006

European IPv6 Plan Comes Under Fire
News Analysis | 3/7/2002

Arguments are breaking out over a European Commission report that urges rapid rollout of IP version 6

European IPv6 Plan Comes Under Fire
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/7/2002

Arguments are breaking out over a European Commission report that urges rapid rollout of IP version 6

Agere Favors Thin-Film Filters
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/6/2002

It's ditched AWGs in favor of thin-film filters, which it will be displaying at OFC

AraLight Cuts It Short
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/6/2002

Set to unveil its first product at OFC, AraLight is only too glad to come up short on optical modules

Sweden Invades OFC
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/6/2002

At OFC, Optillion hopes it can prove that not all Xenpak transceivers are created equal

WAP: What About the Past?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/6/2002

A lot of carriers and content providers could end up having to junk their original WAP developments when WAP 2 handsets hit the streets

JDSU Parades Picky Part
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/5/2002

The component maker has unveiled a dynamically-reconfigurable Wavelength Blocker. It's tiny now, but just wait....

Cheng Out at Sorrento
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/5/2002

The last of the Osicom managers is shown the door as Sorrento's board takes over

Siros Gets $17 Million in Funding
News Analysis | 3/5/2002

Tight-lipped Siros announces that it has received $17 million funding, but won't say why

Nortel Shuts Optical Switch Effort
News Analysis | 3/5/2002

Nortel confirms it won't be releasing the switch technology it bought with Xros

Intel Intros Photonics Unit
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/5/2002

Intel enters the passive components business, will show samples at OFC

Fear Grips European Operators
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/5/2002

Many of them won't be able to recoup the billions they've spent on 3G licenses - and could end up getting bought or going bust

CMOS Grows on Clarendon
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/4/2002

Clarendon Photonics uses CMOS production lines to make optical components, which it will demo at OFC

CoSine Pulls CEO Switch
News Analysis | 3/4/2002

Out with the old, in with the new, as CoSine gives CEO Hamilton the boot -- and promotes his replacement from within

Metro-Optix Whistles Dixie
News Analysis | 3/4/2002

Metro-Optix ekes more sales out of its consolidating customer base

Ceyba Goes Ultra-Long
News Analysis | 3/4/2002

Ceyba announces product details and says it has what it takes to overcome the current market challenges

Inplane's in the Money
News Analysis | 3/4/2002

Startup scores $20M to develop integrated components, including the integrated equivalent of an EDFA

Notes From Underground
Column | 3/4/2002

Notes From Underground – Stephen Saunders

Commentary: Packet Relay Radio to the Rescue?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/4/2002

Unlicensed wireless access, while slower and more complicated than fiber, nonetheless provides easier access. And it may actually spur fiber buildout

Xindium Comes Out
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/1/2002

At OFC startup will show optical devices and high-speed electronics integrated on one InP chip

Optical Switching Gets Flexible
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/1/2002

Components vendors are developing a new generation of small, configurable switches for optical networks UPDATED 3/4 1:30 PM

Riverstone: Insider Sales Programmed
News Analysis | 3/1/2002

Riverstone says insider selling that started a month before an earnings warning was part of a preset program

Packet Relay Radio to the Rescue?
Column | 3/1/2002

Packet Relay Radio to the Rescue? – David S. Isenberg

Lightscape Spreads East
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/1/2002

Lightscape wins China contract and prepares to tout product advances at OFC

Mesh Gathers Momentum
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/1/2002

A head of steam is building behind unconventional ‘wireless mesh’ methods of delivering broadband Internet access

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