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M&A's New Currency
News Analysis | 1/30/2004

With stock prices up, Nortel, Tellabs, and Ciena are out shopping for access vendors such as Catena and Calix

Unstrung Insider: Got IDS?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/30/2004

The latest Unstrung research report finds wireless LAN incumbents lagging behind the startups in security applications

Report: SANs and the City
News Analysis | 1/30/2004

A Light Reading report looks at the issues of putting SANs on metro networks

Poll Points to Rising VOIP Revenues
News Analysis | 1/30/2004

Revenues for VOIP services, equipment, and applications will boom this year, according to Boardwatch poll

Juniper Goes Indian
News Analysis | 1/30/2004

The company is slashing 30 jobs while moving some development duties offshore, sources say UPDATED 3:40PM

Investors Go Mad for Free Shares
News Analysis | 1/30/2004

French ISP Free debuts on Euro exchange following rabid rush for initial issue

Eurofile: Empire Building
Column | 1/30/2004

When it comes to building any sort of empire, no one beats us Brits!

Alcatel Swallows WaterCove
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/30/2004

French vendor confirms startup purchase as incumbents strengthen market dominance

Verizon Suppliers Get Good News
News Analysis | 1/30/2004

RBOC plans more spending on 'growth area' technologies, including DSL, FTTP, IP/MPLS, VOIP

Nortel Scores in Q4
News Analysis | 1/29/2004

Revenues go way up as Nortel sees some positive momentum in wireless gear and some opportunity in VOIP

Alcatel Seeking Switch Partner?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/29/2004

Gallic giant looking to bolster its enterprise wireless LAN products with an OEM deal, say sources

Zhone to Buy Gluon Scraps
News Analysis | 1/29/2004

Zhone is working a deal to purchase the assets of Class 5 switch maker Gluon Networks

Poll Points to Brighter Job Prospects
News Analysis | 1/29/2004

It's getting easier to find a job and harder to lose one, according to a Light Reading poll

Sentito Senses Something
News Analysis | 1/29/2004

Could it be another round of funding for the VOIP switch startup?

Asia's Mixed 3G Blessings
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/29/2004

DoCoMo finally sees 3G success as Hutch continues to struggle

JDSU Hires M&A Guy
News Analysis | 1/29/2004

CEO Kevin Kennedy recruits ex-Cisconian David Gudmundson, a move that hints of potential deal-making

Infineon Buys AMDTek for $99.6M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/28/2004

Deal gives German firm an 'inexpensive source' for both home and enterprise wireless LAN silicon

Euro VOIP World Braces for Romans
News Analysis | 1/28/2004

Consultant Andrew Romans sees opportunity to raise fresh funds for hopeful VOIP players in Europe

Infonetics Bullish on Ethernet Prospects
News Analysis | 1/28/2004

Worldwide metro Ethernet equipment revenues will grow at more than 25 percent a year, it says

Avaya Avows a Profit
News Analysis | 1/28/2004

Carrier spending is coming around, Avaya says, but large enterprises struggle to justify IP convergence

Verizon Mulls the Mesh
News Analysis | 1/28/2004

With help from chip startup Parama, Verizon's exploring ways to put a Sonet-friendly mesh in the core

Intel's Got WiMax Headroom
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/28/2004

Intel names seven carriers 'assessing' the technology... BT has no clue

Survey Explodes MPLS VPN Myths
News Analysis | 1/28/2004

Carriers say rewards are greater than risks, according to a monster survey by Heavy Reading

Partnership Pays Off for OSS Player
News Analysis | 1/28/2004

A kind word from systems vendors helps MetaSolv bag a new IP activation system deal

Aruba: No Sale in the Offing
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/27/2004

Wireless LAN switch startup denies suggestions that the new CEO has been hired to try and sell the company

AT&T Adds 911 to VOIP
News Analysis | 1/27/2004

Drafts Intrado to add key feature to its upcoming VOIP service

Li Quits Procket
News Analysis | 1/27/2004

Procket scores a big customer but loses two top execs, according to Light Reading sources UPDATED 4PM

Europeans Tug on Next-Gen B-RASs
News Analysis | 1/27/2004

Vendors overwhelmed with requests for quotes and proposals as pressure mounts on carriers' edge kit

BT's Home Blues?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/27/2004

UK carrier keeps quiet over rumors of a floundering return to the wireless market

The Softer Side of Convergence
News Analysis | 1/27/2004

Software needs more attention, according to carriers at Light Reading Live Convergence 2004

VOIP Testers Tested in ITU Battle
News Analysis | 1/26/2004

An ITU bake-off in March will decide the standard for measuring VOIP call quality

Shares for Free!
News Analysis | 1/26/2004

A French ISP called 'Free' is about to benefit from the first tech IPO in Paris for three long years

CSR Preps for IPO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/26/2004

It's official: Bluetooth startup is set for an IPO. Just don't tell the Americans

Finisar Takes On Agilent
News Analysis | 1/26/2004

Buys Honeywell's VCSEL business so it can go after one of the big component players UPDATED 5:30PM

Interoute Uncovers Duct Squatters
News Analysis | 1/26/2004

No! Not ducks! Rogue fibers are marauding under the European operator's manholes

Agere Amps Up NEC
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/26/2004

High-profile vendor deal provides catalyst for bullish future claims

Hammerhead Nails $25M
News Analysis | 1/26/2004

Edge services startup says it's got the next-gen ATM and Frame Relay box that carriers are looking for

Study Quantifies Ethernet Opex Savings
News Analysis | 1/26/2004

Exercise commissioned by Metro Ethernet Forum says carriers could cut average operating costs by 23%

Appian Closes With No Cigar
News Analysis | 1/23/2004

After a roller-coaster start to 2004, Appian looks to have been derailed by France telecom

Mesh Casts Its Net
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/23/2004

It's pitching radio networks for metropolitan areas, and a new standard

Nokia's WLAN Wonderings
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/23/2004

CEO's acquisition talk this week prompts speculation over its enterprise wireless LAN strategy

Euro Telcos Flirt With TV
News Analysis | 1/23/2004

Pilots abound but most service providers don't think the world is quite ready for TV over DSL

Is Lucent Sounding Out Sonus?
News Analysis | 1/23/2004

Cancelled earnings call spawns many theories, one of which has Sonus firming up a reseller deal with Lucent

Telcom Chips Get Happy
News Analysis | 1/23/2004

Recovery is finally underway, according to some cheery earnings calls from the chip companies this week

Cable Broadband Prices Steady
News Analysis | 1/23/2004

Point Topic research shows cable modem prices remained stable in 2003 in spite of DSL growth

Session Controllers Walk the Runway
News Analysis | 1/22/2004

Folks gather in Paris to discuss some of the shortcomings of SIP session controller technology

UTStarcom Doubles Revenues in Q4
News Analysis | 1/22/2004

UTStarcom reports another stellar quarter, but how long will the China miracle continue?

PMC Still Likes Storage
News Analysis | 1/22/2004

The company hasn't found a good acquisition to catapult into storage networking, but it might not need one

Bluesocket CEO Unplugged
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/22/2004

Stop me if you've heard this one before, but WLAN startup Bluesocket is searching for a new, more experienced CEO

Another LU-LU
Column | 1/22/2004

Rumors of Lucent's financial recovery are greatly exaggerated

Nokia Hits Higher Targets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/22/2004

Upbeat financials strengthen case for industry upturn

Tellabs Has a VOIP Secret
News Analysis | 1/22/2004

Yes, somebody else has a VOIP story. Tellabs reports a loss but sales surge attributed to telephony and SDH

Continental Carriers Continue to Cull
News Analysis | 1/22/2004

Dutch and Danish national carriers follow the French in cutting back fixed-line staff

JDS Rumors Fly (and Crash)
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 1/21/2004

Theories of an Alcatel acquisition show investors are just itching for JDS to do something big

Trapeze's New Swinger
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/21/2004

Ex-Nortel man takes helm at wireless LAN switch startup

Russo's VOIP Spin Confounds
News Analysis | 1/21/2004

Lucent CEO Patricia Russo suddenly likes VOIP, but analysts point out that Lucent has a ways to go

Report Names Switch Fabric Winners
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 1/21/2004

Linley Group says its make-or-break time, and AMCC and Agere are the ones most likely to make the cut

Coriolis Shuts Down
News Analysis | 1/21/2004

Also-ran MSPP couldn't convince more investors to 'snack' on its vision of success

HFR, Where Are You?
News Analysis | 1/21/2004

With Juniper racking up some new high-end router business, Cisco's lack of next-gen strategy grows in import

US Merger to Boost Vendors?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/21/2004

AT&T Wireless/Cingular deal may provide network market fillip, argue analysts

China, Wireless Save Lucent
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/21/2004

Wireless growth boosts revenues and earnings, and CEO Pat Russo jumps on the VOIP bandwagon

China, Wireless Save Lucent
News Analysis | 1/21/2004

Wireless growth boosts revenues and earnings, and CEO Pat Russo jumps on the VOIP bandwagon

DWDM Gets Smaller -- and Cheaper
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 1/20/2004

LuminentOIC & TriQuint ready small-form pluggable transceivers that may make it cheaper to move to DWDM

Colubris's Enterprise Ambitions
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/20/2004

WLAN provider has software and - gasp - an architecture for controlling corporate WLANs

Moto Hits Euro 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/20/2004

As predicted here, US vendor makes first mark on Europe's 3G network sector

Headcount: Laying Off Layoffs
News Analysis | 1/20/2004

France Telecom swings le axe, Ceterus and Valor nip & tuck, and Pedestal gets more funding

Marconi Execs Collect on Turnaround
News Analysis | 1/20/2004

Financial targets are being met at Marconi and some multimillion-dollar bonuses are in the cards

Chip Makers Face Awareness Problem
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 1/19/2004

Comm chip vendors are often unknown by their prospective customers, according to a Heavy Reading survey

Firms Fight Over C&W's US Assets
News Analysis | 1/19/2004

XO makes late bid for C&W's US assets and tries to disqualify Gores, its main rival

OmniGuide: Hollow Promises?
News Analysis | 1/19/2004

Doubts are being cast on whether the startup's hollow fiber technology will find uses in telecom

Starent's Startup Double-Up
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/19/2004

Wireless router newboy builds on recent SK Telecom success with CDMA deal

LeBeau Dons Aruba Crown
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/19/2004

Ex Cisco senior VP named CEO (at last)

France Telecom Cuts 7% of Staff
News Analysis | 1/19/2004

Job cull comes as operator begins consolidation of back office in bid to cut costs and simplify processes

Alcatel to Drink WaterCove?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/16/2004

Industry scuttlebutt sees French giant acquiring wireless router startup UPDATED

Cisco's Home-Grown Roam
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/16/2004

Says it's watching work on a potential VOIP-related roaming standard but is still happy with its own code

What's Next? Cisco, of Course
News Analysis | 1/16/2004

UBS raises its estimates on Cisco, citing improved sales to carriers. Even Scott Kriens thinks they'll do well

Ethernet Troop Hot on VOIP
News Analysis | 1/16/2004

Ethernet switch makers are teaming up with VOIP equipment suppliers, and it's more than just marketing pizzaz

BT Gets Testy Over Next-Gen Services
News Analysis | 1/16/2004

Sets up 'real life' broadband service test facility with net.com. Some RBOCs look set to follow suit

En Fuego!
News Analysis | 1/16/2004

Equipment stocks are on fire, fueled by rising earnings forecasts; LR Index is up 18% in 2004

Chips on Their Shoulders
Column | 1/16/2004

Makers of comm chips may squawk about our latest survey, but they shouldn't; here's why

Chips on Their Shoulders
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/16/2004

Makers of comm chips may squawk about our latest survey, but they shouldn't; here's why

MMO2 Joins PTT Gang
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/16/2004

European carrier set to roll out PTT services this year as market preps for takeoff

Juniper Confidently Carries Q4
News Analysis | 1/15/2004

Turns a tidy profit in Q4, beating revenue expectations by $25M, but says the watchword is still 'caution'

Tellabs Angling for Access – and AFC
News Analysis | 1/15/2004

Chairman Birck says he likes access. Other sources say a deal with AFC was almost done, then shelved

Intel's Got Cheaper Chips
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/15/2004

Intel grows its own... it's cheaper that way, or so we've been told, not that we'd know, officer...

Carriers Put VOIP to the Test
News Analysis | 1/15/2004

Specialist test and measurement firms and are cashing in on the move to VOIP

Survey Rates Chip Suppliers
News Analysis | 1/15/2004

449 buyers name the companies they recognize and see as market leaders in Heavy Reading survey

Vivato Loses CTO, VP
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/15/2004

To lose one CTO may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose two looks like carelessness, as a wild old wag once said

No Naperville for Kennedy
News Analysis | 1/15/2004

Tellabs North American president Ed Kennedy has resigned, leaving the CEO spot wide open

Moto Preps for Euro 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/15/2004

US vendor set to finally break into Europe's UMTS market: All signs point to Portugal

FLAG Hits Out at VSNL Monopoly
News Analysis | 1/15/2004

CEO says the Indian carrier is abusing its exclusive control of submarine cable landing points

Roaming Standard Goes Slow
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/14/2004

The IEEE is unlikely to vote on creating a new VOWLAN-related Task Group until March, Unstrung has learned

Net.com Plugs Along
News Analysis | 1/14/2004

Revenues and profits bounce back as it builds networks for NATO in the Middle East

VOIP Hole Is Well Hidden
News Analysis | 1/14/2004

Experts say the security flaw found in H.323 is unlikely to cause VOIP networks any real problems

Procket Stuffing Its Pocket
News Analysis | 1/14/2004

Sources say routing startup has put another $30M in the bank and CEO expects to raise more funds soon

Trio Battle for Monster UK VPN
News Analysis | 1/14/2004

As BT, C&W, and EDS vie for a massive UK government contract, Cisco could be sitting pretty

Handset Health Hijinx
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/14/2004

It's official: Cellphones are safe(ish). Just be sure to check the battery

Voice Over 802.11: Talkin' Loud; Sayin' Something?
LR Mobile Column | 1/14/2004

The momentum behind voice over wireless LAN indicates that it will probably be the major new application for 802.11 in 2004, but there are still some barriers to adoption

China Deals Brighten Lucent's Day
News Analysis | 1/13/2004

Says joint development with Juniper aided $350M deals, just as naysayers say the partnership is frayed

P2P Gets WASTEd
News Analysis | 1/13/2004

The RIAA's clampdown on file sharing is encouraging users to build private, encrypted P2P networks

Cisco Pushes Cable VOD
News Analysis | 1/13/2004

Now that cable operators are embracing Gigabit Ethernet for video-on-demand, Cisco wants a piece of the market

Headcount: Job Makers, Deal Breakers
News Analysis | 1/13/2004

Gluon comes unglued, Coriolis cuts, Luminous looks for a CEO, and Ishoni can't outlast its outsourcing woes

Orange Pushes Startup
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/13/2004

Carrier surprises market by opting for Kodiak kit in European PTT rollout

Tropos Taps Time-Worn Talent
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/13/2004

Got a Sege? Young WLAN hopeful hires grizzled networking vet

Vendors Bag Chinese Deals
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/13/2004

Washington DC signing ceremony gives equipment firms a $2 billion payday

Vendors Bag Monster Chinese Deals
News Analysis | 1/13/2004

Washington DC signing ceremony gives equipment firms a $2 billion payday

AirFlow's Scaleable Feast
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/12/2004

WLAN switch startup moves more power onto hardware platform, but do the punters need it yet?

SpectraLink Seeks New Standard
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/12/2004

Will push for new IEEE secure roaming standard to enable better corporate WLAN voice services for the suits

Redback Sees End to Red Ink
News Analysis | 1/12/2004

After its complex reorganization, Redback's CEO thinks the company will soon be profitable

Insider Previews VOIP Upheaval
News Analysis | 1/12/2004

With an election year ahead, don't expect the FCC to reach any major resolutions on VOIP in 2004

Reliance Raises Flag
News Analysis | 1/12/2004

Indian operator Reliance beats out last-minute mystery bidder to win the heart of long-haul operator Flag

BayPackets' VOIP Coup
News Analysis | 1/12/2004

Startup targets signaling technology and lands VOIP deal with Global Crossing, beating out Alcatel

Carrier Offers Convergence Twist
News Analysis | 1/12/2004

UK operator Kingston builds separate IP network for VOIP, says it's too early for full convergence

Voodoo's $24 Billion Writedown?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/12/2004

World's largest carrier rumored to be on the verge of writing down its European 3G investments

BWA Takes the Honors
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/12/2004

BWAHAHA! The market for 'alternative' 3G equipment storms Unstrung's 2004 crystal ball poll

Magis Vanishes
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/9/2004

Shoulda, woulda, coulda... The 802.11 silicon startup calls it quits

World Wide Packets Bags $15.7M
News Analysis | 1/9/2004

Third funding round will help Ethernet access gear maker become truly worldwide

FBI Protests VOIP Approach
News Analysis | 1/9/2004

The FBI takes issue with the FCC's hands-off tack on VOIP, asking it to be regulated as a telecom service

Guide to Ethernet Standards Published
News Analysis | 1/9/2004

Light Reading Report explains why and how they're driving service development

India Curries Wireless Favor
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/9/2004

Cuts in custom duties on network kit set to boost subcontinent's wireless growth

Packet Racket: VOIP Buzzkill?
Column | 1/9/2004

Two major issues, peering and numbering, threaten to derail VOIP's momentum. But no one is talking about them

UTStarcom Raises $475M, Guidance
News Analysis | 1/9/2004

Stock dips as vendor sells 12.1 million shares and boosts Q4 and 2004 guidance

Scintera Piques KP's Telecom Interest
News Analysis | 1/8/2004

Dispersion chip startup lands a round from Kleiner Perkins, as the VC firm dips its toes back into telecom

Verizon Repeats on 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/8/2004

It's 3G all over again, as carrier mulls choice of EV-DO network suppliers

VOIP Vendor's Stock Tanks
News Analysis | 1/8/2004

Verso shares lose 40% after it cuts estimated Q4 revenue, showing the dangers of the VOIP investment frenzy

Wireless Kit Back From the Dead
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/8/2004

The buzz is back in cellular networking equipment, as key vendors say revenues and profits will exceed expectations

Avici, Nortel Get 'Strategic'
News Analysis | 1/8/2004

Router maker Avici strikes three-year preferred partner deal with Nortel; stock vaults 30 percent

Nokia Stock Rockets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/8/2004

It's up by more than 14 percent, following further signs of revival in the infrastructure market

Moto Meets Motia
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/7/2004

Using Motia's Javelin to throw WLAN signals farther

Intel's Dream Home
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/7/2004

Intel stumps up $200M to bring the nightmare of an always-on Internet refrigerator into your home...

Nortel Soars on Verizon VOIP Deal
News Analysis | 1/7/2004

It's a meaty contract. What's it mean for the other players in the VOIP equipment market?

LR Index Up 86% in 2003
News Analysis | 1/7/2004

Single-digit midgets ruled, and Avanex topped them all. Redback, Riverstone, Digital Lightwave went down

Adtran Insiders a Busy Bunch
News Analysis | 1/7/2004

Insiders at Adtran take advantage of the company's good fortune in 2003, according to a Thomson survey

Europe Doubles Down on DSL
News Analysis | 1/7/2004

Incumbents move forward with broadband strategies as Moody's warms to the sector

BT Beefs Up Hotspots
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/7/2004

Service provider strikes UK hotspot deal with McDonalds to boost site numbers

Cogent Buys the Boss's Network
News Analysis | 1/7/2004

Metro service provider buys a European network from its own CEO in a bid to survive consolidation

Alereon's $31.5M New Year
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/6/2004

Huge first-round cash injection for startup bucks up the UWB scene

Nortel/Avici: Getting Together?
News Analysis | 1/6/2004

Scuttlebutt has them linking up, and Avici's share price gets some attention today. Is the deal already done?

Polls Point to 2004 Optimism
News Analysis | 1/6/2004

Most equipment markets will grow this year, and job prospects are brightening, according to LR polls

Roving Planet Rakes In $9.5M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/6/2004

WLAN management startup envisages a future in software

Access Acquisition Boosts AFC
News Analysis | 1/6/2004

AFC will buy Marconi's North American Access biz for $240M to get fiber gear and a relationship with BellSouth

... And Helps Marconi Cut Its Debt
News Analysis | 1/6/2004

Cash sale to AFC will help pay down debt, but what does 2004 hold for Marconi's ongoing business?

Spain Opens Up 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/6/2004

Another European country gives network sharing the green light, but analysts fear for startup

Cisco Goes WLCCP-Happy
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/5/2004

Networking giant has its own WLAN protocol to rival LWAPP but no plans to standardize it

Procket Gets Cisco Exec
News Analysis | 1/5/2004

Former Cisco big Roland Acra cites technology advantage as he takes his first CEO job at router startup

2003 Top Ten: Heavy Findings
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/5/2004

The most notable research findings from Heavy Reading's inaugural year... er, four months

Global Vendors to Rule China?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/5/2004

Network equipment giants expected to dominate China's post-trial 3G market

2003 Top Ten: Most Popular Stories
News Analysis | 1/5/2004

You read, you wrote, we've tallied the 'votes'

Consortium to Spend $100M on VOIP
News Analysis | 1/5/2004

Israeli cable consortium issues RFPs for network upgrade worth $100 million

Night of the (Acronym) Hunter
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/2/2004

Live and direct from his favorite watering hole, the acronym hunter gives you his pick of the year

2003 Top Ten Top Tens
News Analysis | 1/2/2004

What's better than a Top Ten List? A Top Ten List of Top Ten Lists!

Could VOIP Boost DLC Market?
News Analysis | 1/2/2004

3G digital loop carriers may see salvation if they help carriers migrate to VOIP networks

Has Procket Found a New CEO?
News Analysis | 1/2/2004

Cisco says Roland Acra is on his way out and our source says he's heading to Procket to become CEO UPDATED 3:45PM

Mòviles Fights for Quam
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/2/2004

Spanish carrier intent on salvaging something (anything) from failed German 3G venture

Vendor Bloviations
LR Mobile Column | 1/2/2004

Vendor Bloviations: Our pick of the top ten wireless hot-air emissions of 2003

2004 WLAN Almanac
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/1/2004

Analysts' tech tips for enterprise WLAN in 2004

2003 Top Nine: Turnarounds
News Analysis | 1/1/2004

They plunged, they bounced, but best of all... they survived

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