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Amplifier Startup Hires Ex-Sorrento Boss
News Analysis | 4/30/2002

Xin Cheng lands at Dowslake Microsystems, which was founded by amplifier guru Dan Yang

Layoffs Level LaserComm
News Analysis | 4/30/2002

Components startup sends 30 packing as long-haul sector remains stalled

Luminous Cuts Away
News Analysis | 4/30/2002

One of the most vocal supporters of Resilient Packet Ring (RPR) technology is cutting jobs. Bad sign?

Qwest Posts Loss, Preps Asset Sales
News Analysis | 4/30/2002

Qwest downplays quarterly losses today; says economic recovery will rescue telecom sector

Nortel and Agility in Tiff Over Lasers
News Analysis | 4/30/2002

Both claim to have the first Telcordia-qualified widely tunable lasers. Overall it's good news for the industry

Sidgmore Takes Control at WorldCom
News Analysis | 4/30/2002

Troubled phone company welcomes a new president and CEO to help it find ways to grow

AT&T and Cingular: Hot for VoiceStream?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/30/2002

They're favorites to buy VoiceStream, if Deutsche Telekom sells, but it's unlikely to happen this year

Dispersion: New Version
News Analysis | 4/29/2002

Startup Accumux announces a new kind of dispersion compensator, but JDS Uniphase might have a better one

Teleglobe & BCE: Bad Vibes Up North
News Analysis | 4/29/2002

Bell Canada's striking changes may send more chills through the North American equipment market

BrightLink to Shut Down This Week
News Analysis | 4/29/2002

Optical switching company fails to find additional funds; vultures may be circling 'round the assets

WatchGuard Bulks Up
News Analysis | 4/29/2002

Its new suite of products offers solutions to everyone from small offices to large service providers

Rotten at the Core?
News Analysis | 4/29/2002

Restructured carriers may put off core-router buys, making life even harder for startups

Lightspeed Drafts Former Juniper VP
News Analysis | 4/29/2002

Juniper's former top marketing guy ends up as a VC at Lightspeed Venture Partners

Sprint: Next-Gen Data Services Should Be Affordable
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/29/2002

Says aggressive prices will drive new services, such as its new corporate wireless email

GigaTera Sends Pulses Racing
News Analysis | 4/26/2002

Could the Swiss startup's pulse-generating laser be a breakthrough in high-speed transmission?

JDSU Posts Loss, Buys Startup
News Analysis | 4/26/2002

$43 million acquisition of Scion will give JDSU a second crack at getting into the AWG market

Lucent Tries On That Startup Look
News Analysis | 4/26/2002

Lucent's looking to change many things -- including the way it compensates its workers

Megisto Adds Hundt to Board
News Analysis | 4/26/2002

Wireless IP gear startup adds former FCC chairman to its board of directors

Megisto Adds Hundt to Board
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/26/2002

Wireless IP gear startup adds former FCC chairman to its board of directors

Shareholders Blast Nortel
News Analysis | 4/25/2002

Shareholders tie up annual meeting with questions on executive compensation and the company's reporting

WorldCom's IP Outages: Whodunnit?
News Analysis | 4/25/2002

WorldCom blames outage on a train wreck, but Cisco confirms there were router problems UPDATED 6:44 PM ET

Zarlink Unveils Access Processor
News Analysis | 4/25/2002

Its new chip combats timing and latency problems when sending TDM traffic over packet networks

Lucent: US Carrier to Test 40-Gbit/s
News Analysis | 4/25/2002

Lucent says a US carrier will soon start testing its 40-Gbit/s LambdaXtreme. Onlookers shrug.

Access Market Sings the Blues
News Analysis | 4/25/2002

Speakers at NGN Ventures rant about clueless regulators and money-obsessed carriers holding back broadband

Pratt Leaves Marconi
News Analysis | 4/25/2002

EVP and GM of Marconi's access group takes a hike

Reports Slams GPRS Prices
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/25/2002

Analyst firm says only 1 million people are using GPRS data services in Europe because prices are too high

Corvis's Qwest Deal Reduced by $138M
News Analysis | 4/24/2002

New agreement says Qwest will buy a minimum of $12 million of Corvis gear, knocked down from $150 million

Network Photonics: A Corvis Copy Cat?
News Analysis | 4/24/2002

Its new subsystems combine wavelength muxing with all-optical switching -- just like Corvis

Which Router Vendor Rules C&W?
News Analysis | 4/24/2002

Cable & Wireless says its new IP VPN network is 'Cisco Powered' -- but that doesn't mean it has dumped Juniper

Telecom Downturn: Just Beginning?
News Analysis | 4/24/2002

Venture capital conference host says telecom downturn might last several more years

PONs Hit the Big Time
News Analysis | 4/24/2002

Well, AOL Time Warner is big -- and it's deploying Quantum Bridge's passive optical network gear

Commentary: Beating the Saturation Blues
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/24/2002

Lessons we learned at BT’s knee

Redback Rallies Itself
News Analysis | 4/23/2002

Redback is edging out Cisco in one account, according to a companywide meeting held last week

Williams Goes Into Chapter 11
News Analysis | 4/23/2002

Williams Communications Group surprised no one by filing for bankruptcy reorg today. What's the upshot?

Copper Battles Optics in Backplanes
News Analysis | 4/23/2002

Accelerant and Broadcom announce chips that send faster signals over copper traces in telecom equipment

Juniper Goes Terabit With the T640
News Analysis | 4/23/2002

Juniper finally announces the T640, once code-named 'Gibson,' along with three preliminary customers

Lucent/Verizon DWDM Deal: When?
News Analysis | 4/23/2002

The deal is potentially worth hundreds of millions to Lucent, but only if and when Verizon gets off the dime

Siemens Takes Stake in Symbian
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/23/2002

Adds further momentum to smartphone operating system, but the jury's still out on whether it will capture the market

WorldCom's Woes Mount
News Analysis | 4/22/2002

Questions linger about big-ticket acquisitions, overly enthusiastic projections, and complaints about overbilling

EZchip Sallies Fourth
News Analysis | 4/22/2002

It's fourth with a 10-Gig network processor but says that's just for starters UPDATED 4/24 11:30AM

Lucent Sets Agere IPO Date
News Analysis | 4/22/2002

Targets June 1 flotation. Reports lower losses but plans further layoffs

Hatteras Plans Switch-Hitting Ethernet
News Analysis | 4/22/2002

Startup Hatteras networks looks to provide Ethernet over both copper and fiber networks

NetPlane Aims at Simpler QoS
News Analysis | 4/22/2002

Company aims to help systems companies "plug in" quality of service with new software kit

XcelleNet Gets In Sync With Ehand
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/22/2002

XcelleNet beefs up its synchronization strategy by acquiring partner Ehand

Catena's Picking a New Top Dog
News Analysis | 4/19/2002

The access startup is shuffling top management again and has decided it's time for a new CEO

Agere and Multiplex Bury the Hatchet
News Analysis | 4/19/2002

They've settled the patent infringement and theft cases that Agere launched against Multiplex last summer

Scion Seeks to Slice Components Costs
News Analysis | 4/19/2002

Startup founded by Intel veterans says it will drive down the costs of making integrated components such as AWGs

Capex Cuts: How Low Can They Go?
News Analysis | 4/19/2002

Analysts say capex could fall even lower than the latest lowered levels; RFPs could wither, even if approved

Analysts See a Slow Wireless Recovery
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/19/2002

Despite gloom about Nokia’s lowered handset predictions, analysts still reckon the market is crawling out of the doldrums.

Nortel's World is Flat
News Analysis | 4/18/2002

Nortel gives a nod to wireless as its revenues slow and losses pile up. Company sees flat growth ahead

Internet Photonics Stretches the Metro
News Analysis | 4/18/2002

Startup introduces a small, affordable, metro DWDM system with longer-range amplification

Inkra Virtualizes Data Center
News Analysis | 4/18/2002

Inkra Networks hopes to cut opex costs by tying together disparate data-center services

Japan's NEL Targets Metro
News Analysis | 4/18/2002

Component powerhouse overcomes its shyness and tells Light Reading what it's up to

Village Shuts Down Shop
News Analysis | 4/18/2002

Optical routing company is shutting its doors after three years in business and $50M in funding

Optical Oracle: Access is Gold
News Analysis | 4/18/2002

With all equipment segments in the dumper, a new report says the access market is the key to a telecom recovery

Bell Labs Cooks Up UMTS Chip
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/18/2002

Wireless base-station technology aims to support more users

Nexsi Hits the Exit
News Analysis | 4/17/2002

Another well funded Silicon Valley startup closes its doors and turns off the phones

No Surprises From Tellabs
News Analysis | 4/17/2002

Despite a balance sheet better than many, Tellabs' first quarter earnings report left Wall Street feeling flat

Video Over Déjà Vu
Column | 4/17/2002

Video Over Déjà Vu
— Scott Clavenna

Fujitsu Brings ADVA Stateside
News Analysis | 4/17/2002

German metro DWDM supplier gains a North American foothold through OEM agreement with Fujitsu

Report: Slow Ramp for Optical Amps
News Analysis | 4/17/2002

A CIR report says deployment of metro optical amplifiers won't take off until 2005. Can startups wait that long?

It's I-mode, Jim, But Not as We Know It
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/17/2002

AT&T Wireless’s new mMode service is the talk of the town, but it's currently little more than WAP with a pretty face

Is Qwest Shunning Startups?
News Analysis | 4/16/2002

Talk that Qwest may be scaling back its startup testing resources has the startup community quaking in its shoes

BrightLink Is Fading Out
News Analysis | 4/16/2002

The optical switching startup puts roughly 80% of its staff on furlough as it runs out of cash

Hope Springs From Sprint
News Analysis | 4/16/2002

Capex cuts by Sprint have left leading equipment supplier Ciena bereft. Do signs of a comeback at Sprint bode well?

MFN Defaults Mount
News Analysis | 4/16/2002

Missed Verizon payment comes as no surprise -- but how much longer before it finally throws in the towel?

Cisco Sued Over NuSpeed
News Analysis | 4/16/2002

NeoNetworks alleges the founders of NuSpeed, which Cisco bought in 2000, stole its secrets

WLAN = Windows Wireless Networking?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/16/2002

Microsoft in "scary embrace and extend play" for WLAN dominance?

NetScreen Goes Carrier-Grade
News Analysis | 4/15/2002

NetScreen offers firewall speeds of up to 12 Gbit/s with hopes of luring large enterprise and carrier customers

NextHop: Fast-Food Routing?
News Analysis | 4/15/2002

NextHop says it has the routing software to make building a router more plug-and-play

Corning Continues Restructuring
News Analysis | 4/15/2002

Corning announces better-than-expected earnings but lower revenue, shakes up the management

Alcatel Unveils New Routing Technology
News Analysis | 4/15/2002

Says it's got a way of eliminating traffic holdups that occur when routers are reconfigured to handle network problems

Invites Go Out for Edge Router Test
News Analysis | 4/15/2002

More than 20 vendors have been invited to participate in bakeoff sponsored by Light Reading

Europe Reaches Wireless LAN Milestone
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/15/2002

Philips is first to get the go-ahead to sell an IEEE 802.11a wireless LAN card in Europe, jumping the gun on approval of the standard

Verizon Next for More Capex Cuts?
News Analysis | 4/12/2002

Verizon's warning earlier this week has given weight to rumors that the RBOC will be cutting capital spending again

Bay Joins the Big Leagues
News Analysis | 4/12/2002

Bay Microsystems becomes one of a handful of companies actually shipping 10-Gbit/s network processors

IP Services Are Too Expensive, Say Users
News Analysis | 4/12/2002

Equant and WorldCom deliver the best services (but they still charge too much) according to poll of corporate IP users

FLAG Flies Into Bankruptcy
News Analysis | 4/12/2002

Telecom carrier FLAG files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, listing $2.6 billion in debts

More Layoffs Loom for Struggling Sector
News Analysis | 4/12/2002

Lucent and others are said to be mulling more layoffs as carrier capex crisis continues

Billing Software Market Worth $30B?
News Analysis | 4/12/2002

Frost & Sullivan outdoes fellow analysts claiming big OSS numbers

Juniper: No Surprises
News Analysis | 4/11/2002

Juniper reports revenues in line with lowered guidance and offers a limited, flat view of the future

Cisco and Brocade: War Declared
News Analysis | 4/11/2002

Cisco officially kills its partnership with Brocade. What next?

IBM Punished, Then Exonerated
News Analysis | 4/11/2002

The SEC has stepped up to clear IBM of probe fears UPDATED 4/12/02

Redback's SmartEdge Still No Savior
News Analysis | 4/11/2002

Redback keeps cutting expenses, as SMS products pave the road for its edge router business UPDATED 3:30 PM

The Carrier Sell
Column | 4/11/2002

The Carrier Sell
– Doug Green

BT Comes Out in Spots
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/11/2002

The crusty old incumbent will be first to roll out a network of wireless LAN hotspots in the UK - so long as it gets the regulatory green light

Ericsson May Jettison Troubled Units
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/11/2002

Is the Swedish networking company getting ready to sell some of its misfit divisions, including wireline networking?

WorldCom to Cut Capex?
News Analysis | 4/10/2002

WorldCom's stock gets hammered amid earnings fears, and the company is rumored to be cutting capex again

Lucent Touts Video-Over-DSL
News Analysis | 4/10/2002

Analysts say this technology will help, not hinder, carriers' deployment of optical facilities

Qwest Pays Nacchio to Stay
News Analysis | 4/10/2002

Qwest paid its CEO some $24M as part of a long-term incentive plan, filing says

Startup Invents Laser Alternative
News Analysis | 4/10/2002

Israel's KiloLambda is developing a laser subsystem that delivers hundreds of wavelengths simultaneously

VCs & Startups Go to the Mat
News Analysis | 4/10/2002

Startup angst abounds as investors crack down on companies and try to save their investments

Nortel Credit Gamble Pays Off
News Analysis | 4/10/2002

The company has convinced bankers to revise a key credit facility; investors say the signs are positive

Will Broadcom's Mobilink Deal Spur More M&A?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/10/2002

Broadcom is buying Mobilink so it can develop combined wireless LAN and WAN chips -- others may follow suit

Distressed Telecom Assets Pile Up
News Analysis | 4/9/2002

Bidding wars for bankrupt and struggling carriers are postponing restructuring and hurting the industry, observers say

Corning Closing on SBC Fiber Deal
News Analysis | 4/9/2002

Sources say Corning has beat out Furukawa for SBC fiber deal

Ericsson May Jettison Troubled Units
News Analysis | 4/9/2002

Is the Swedish networking company getting ready to sell some of its misfit divisions, including wireline networking?

Nortel Issues Damage Report
News Analysis | 4/9/2002

Guidance is down yet again, and Nortel is drawing on $1.75B as bankers give thumbs down to new facilities

Lumentis Beams In $19M
News Analysis | 4/9/2002

Swedish metro DWDM startup gets an 'up' round and a Japanese strategic investor

Bluetooth 2 Postponed?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/9/2002

No new Bluetooth spec -- industry wants to keep on truckin’ with 1.1

Bigwigs out of Procket?
News Analysis | 4/8/2002

The Silicon Valley rumor machine is once again revving up rumors of high-profile departures at Procket

Will Telecom Love Linux?
News Analysis | 4/8/2002

MontaVista says it's got the first version of Linux suited to carrier equipment. Is it early or late to the party?

Financing Rumors Mar Marconi
News Analysis | 4/8/2002

Marconi says it won't go bankrupt, but financing speculation abounds as the stock continues to plunge

RIM Looks to BlackBerry Spread
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/8/2002

RIM wants to spread the BlackBerry technology, but who will jam with the pager mavens?

Enterasys Hits New Low
News Analysis | 4/5/2002

Enterasys stock slipped nearly 65% today on a heap of bad news

Components Inventory Countdown
News Analysis | 4/5/2002

Some vendors will wait longer than others to feel the benefit of reduced components inventory levels, says CSFB

RHK's Fat OSS
News Analysis | 4/5/2002

Says carriers will spend over $30B on OSS software this year -- and $50B by 2005. Are they for real?

Startup Trouble: Curse of the V?
News Analysis | 4/5/2002

Things looking very grim at Vivace Networks, Village Networks, and VIPswitch UPDATED 11:30AM

Qwest: Ciao Nacchio?
News Analysis | 4/4/2002

Wall Street is angry. Is Qwest CEO Joe Nacchio about to get the boot?

Moody's Junks Nortel Debt
News Analysis | 4/4/2002

The capex crunch has prompted Moody's to downgrade Nortel to junk status

Stealthy Startup Leads With Layoffs
News Analysis | 4/4/2002

It's taken a round of layoffs to get Mukesh Chatter to talk about his Axiowave startup UPDATED 4/5 1:30 PM

NTT Goes for 4G Trials
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/4/2002

DoCoMo is revving up next-generation technology, despite NTT's gloomy financials

Depths of Denial, Cries for Help
Column | 4/4/2002

Depths of Denial, Cries for Help – R. Scott Raynovich

WorldCom Cuts Jobs, Gets Lower Ratings
News Analysis | 4/4/2002

WorldCom cuts 3,700 US-based jobs; stock dips, is downgraded

Tahoe Takes Wireless to the Edge
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/4/2002

Startup Tahoe Networks is attacking two hot markets: edge routing and wireless

Tahoe Takes Wireless to the Edge
News Analysis | 4/3/2002

Startup Tahoe Networks is attacking two hot markets: edge routing and wireless

SBC, Verizon Mull Metro Buys
News Analysis | 4/3/2002

Incumbent carriers don't seem to be in a hurry to buy next-gen Sonet gear

Nortel Drops 40-Gig Bomb on OIF
News Analysis | 4/3/2002

Disclosure of patent applications halts OIF 40-gig standard. Nortel says it's a misunderstanding UPDATED 5:40 PM

Cogent Buying Binge: Another Bubble?
News Analysis | 4/3/2002

Cogent continues to acquire, closing the PSINet deal. But is a time bomb ticking beneath the brash façade?

Carrier Bankruptcies in Full Bloom
News Analysis | 4/3/2002

XO Communications and MFN are the next carriers in line for restructuring, creating a glut of distressed assets

VPNs Grow Up
News Analysis | 4/3/2002

Unisphere and others are adding integrated support for both MPLS and IPSec VPNs: Could the market finally come to life?

ReefEdge Simplifies WLAN Management With CA
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/3/2002

ReefEdge is bringing together wired and wireless management with a Computer Associates deal

Costello Chairs Catena
News Analysis | 4/2/2002

Broadband access player Catena appoints Joe Costello, former Cadence CEO, as chairman of the board

Qwest Revises, Retraces, Replies
News Analysis | 4/2/2002

Qwest's revised its latest earnings downward and may take up to $30 billion off its goodwill value, while the SEC hovers

Exar Aims to Kill Jitter Bugs
News Analysis | 4/2/2002

Its new chip integrates a line-interface unit with a desynchronizer for applications in Sonet-to-DS3 conversion

Report: Multimode –The Way to Go?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/2/2002

A split is emerging in the industry over new IEEE WLAN standards. The Wireless Oracle thinks that multimode is answer

ONI/Nortel Lawsuit Moves to Next Level
News Analysis | 4/1/2002

After two years of legal battles, Nortel drops four out of its five claims against ONI; but the final suit still looms

BrightLink, White Rock Cut Jobs
News Analysis | 4/1/2002

Telecom equipment startups continue to pare staff and expenses

Analyst: Upgrades All Around!
News Analysis | 4/1/2002

Banc of America analyst predicts a rebound and upgrades eight systems OEMs. April Fools?

[email protected]: Now in Broadband's Past?
News Analysis | 4/1/2002

The industry was rocked by the At Home bankruptcy, but new initiatives aim to move past the debacle

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